A beautiful lush home herb garden is a gardener’s delight and a feast for eyes. Beginners will find simple and affordable home herb garden ideas to kick start their dreams while expert gardeners are bound to find techniques here that can add to their experience.
Only a gardener understands and appreciates the true happiness from the rewards of hard work when he or she observes a tiny sapling sprouting from the seed. Tears of joy and excitement springs from watching a baby herb plant bloom from the surface of the earth. Bounty of harvest is bound to follow from endless patience and tireless hours that a gardener invests in the long hours of scorching sun and cold winter season.
Indoor Herb Garden Ideas
With increasing instances of urbanization, open space is becoming smaller and smaller. For people living in apartments and condominiums, patios and balcony gardens are the only choices where the herbs can steal some sunlight from the rising and setting sun. Indoor herb garden can also happen on windowsill. If however, your herb garden is totally devoid of sunlight, the inside can be lit with lights that come specially to assist herbs growing indoors.
Small Garden Design
Panoramic garden designs can be carried out in containers. Use your imagination to chalk out small garden design in terracotta pots and planter boxes. If you don’t have space, think of vertical garden designs. You can put these lush garden planters on vertical pots and watch your herbs sway in the breezy afternoon in your patio. It is fun to watch them grow while you sip your morning tea.
Herb Garden Plans
Not much thinking is required in case of herb garden plans. Elaborate planning is for big sale projects, basic home herb garden plans can be very simple and affordable. By marking and demarcating the area you have allocated for the herb garden, you can decide what sections of the garden can be assigned to typical culinary herbs that will double up as your kitchen herb garden.
Or you can decide to assign the most popular Italian herbs like sage and rosemary to the border of your vegetable garden that grows tomatoes and lettuce. Mix and match – go ahead but be vary of invading herbs that can take all the space. Invasive herbs like mint are best suitable for potted herb garden to ensure that they do not spread unchecked.
How to Grow Herbs?
Herbs are probably the easiest plants to grow.
Whether you want to grow culinary herbs or medicinal herbs, growing them is comparatively easier compared to fruits or vegetable gardening. Herbs do not complain even if you forget to water and do not need load of fertilizers. That means you can occasionally skip watering herbs, however; make sure that the soil does not become too dry and cracking. You can grow herbs from seeds or plants – the choice is yours. Often growing herbs from seeds takes more time and patience, I would suggest planting herb plants that are easily available in nursery or neighbourhood.