The Benefits of Indoor Herb Pots

How to plant indoor herb pots: provide good lighting for your herbs. The temperature should be between 70-80 degrees. A frequent, slow watering is best. Choose the right herb plants for your indoor herb garden. Make sure that you use a soil that is well-drained, if the soil is too dry it will not be conducive to growing any herbs.

Most indoor herb gardens need constant, routine watering. If you cannot watch the plants every day for watering, you might want to consider using an indoor herb garden plan that provides weekly watering reminders. You do not want to water the plants too frequently. They should remain fairly dry but not dry. To make sure your indoor herb garden receives the proper amount of sunlight, you should place the container in a window that has access to direct sunlight.

How to get started growing herbs with indoor herb pots: get started growing herbs by putting two holes in the bottom of your container and then placing one plant into each hole. Most herbs prefer a dark spot on the bottom. Do not put thyme and Rosemary directly into the holes because thyme can sometimes rot while Rosemary will get destroyed if it is directly planted in the holes. Place the pots upside down into the holes. It does take some time to get started growing herbs with pots, but they will flourish as long as you provide them with a good soil and light. After your plants begin to bloom, however, you should water them only every other day or so.

Fertilizing your indoor herb pots should be done on a regular basis. You will want to alternate the type of fertilizer with the frequency of fertilizer. If you are new to indoor herb pots, I would suggest using a liquid fertilizer every three weeks during their first year. After the first year, switch to a soluble fertilizer every six months.

There are many different fertilizers on the market today; some are organic, and others are in powdered form that can be sprinkled onto the soil. These powders act as a light cover for the roots. Most indoor gardens use one type of fertilizer, such as nitrogen-free, leafless alfalfa, for the most part. As the herbs mature, they will switch to another type of fertilizer. The recommended types of fertilizers for most herbs are:

To start watering herbs indoors, it is important that you water only the tops of the leaves. If you fail to do this, you will find that your plants will grow more than the roots. It is also important to keep the potting medium clean. Any dirt or debris should be removed before adding mulch. This will help the roots stay healthy.

One downside to using pots and containers is that they are not very water absorbent. Most gardeners choose to use plastic containers, which are very effective water absorbent. Some gardeners also find that they can get better results using ceramic or glass pots and containers, as they tend to be heavier and give more stability to the plant. Many indoor herb gardeners prefer containers over pots, as they are less likely to break, or fall over if they were to move them around. Another benefit of using containers is that they often have insulating qualities.

Herb gardens using containers tend to last longer because the plant stays in a tightly-confined environment. However, it is important to keep the pot clean by removing any decaying matter or plant debris before placing it back into the ground. The small amount of space required to grow a good sized plant can be compressed into a very tight pot with the help of some good potting soil mixes and plant food.