There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal on a cold winter night. Whether you’re preparing a warm winter stew, hearty spaghetti and meatballs garnished with fresh oregano, or easy yet elegant homemade pesto, these are all favourites. Take these dishes to the next level and keep your green thumb in good working order by starting your very own herb garden. Get fresh herbs like basil, oregano, and cilantro whenever you want them, all freshly picked.
Here are few things you should remember when it comes to growing an indoor herb garden during the winter season:
Place near window
Location means a lot when it comes to your herb garden. You need to find a location where they will get a sufficient amount of sunlight, and this usually means placing your herbs close to a window. If your herbs do not get enough light, they will die or grow poorly. Take care of your herbs and they’ll take care of you. Windows facing the southwest are best, but if you live in a north-facing apartment or have otherwise limited access to sunlight, just do the best you can.
Choose the right soil
Should you use outdoor garden soil or a growing medium like peat moss or perlite? It will depend on a lot of factors, like the light, air quality, and temperature of your home. It will also depend on how attentive you are as a herb gardener! Visit Ritchie Feed & Seed in-store and we’ll help to direct you to the right option for your needs so your herbs can thrive.
Give your herbs a weekly shower
We all know how dry the air can get in the winter months. We have lots of remedies for ourselves – lip balm, moisturizer, humidifiers – but what about our plants? Dry air affects the ability of herbs to thrive. Help keep them hydrated by giving them a weekly “shower” with a spritz of water.
Use trusted fertilizer
If you’re growing herbs indoors, you need to put in a bit of extra care because the only nutrients they get are ones you add. If you want your herbs to thrive, use fertilizer from a well-trusted brand. Come into your nearest Ritchie Feed & Seed location and we’ll help you find the right one for you. You would be surprised as to how fresh and fragrant your herbs become when it’s time to harvest.
Now you can grow rosemary, marjoram, parsley, sage, and dozens of other herbs with ease. Are you ready to get started with your first indoor herb garden?