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How to grow fresh herbs indoors

Fresh herbs can make a mediocre meal mouth-watering.
To ensure you have them on hand at all times, why not
grow them right in your kitchen? Here’s what you
should know about growing herbs indoors.

salt residue caused by fertilizing, flush the plants once a
month by holding their pots over the sink and running
water over them until it flows from the bottom of the

Getting started
Growing an indoor herb garden will require nutrientrich soil, pots with good drainage and a sunny window.
Generally, herbs need a minimum of six hours of
sunlight a day to thrive. If you don’t have a space that
can provide this amount of natural light every day,
consider getting an LED grow light instead.

To keep your herbs in great shape, harvest the leaves
regularly. To do this, simply pinch off the topmost ones
as you need them. Just be sure not to pick the big
lowermost leaves that provide plants with a sturdy base.
Regular harvesting will ensure your plants thrive.

Choosing your herbs
You can grow your herbs from seed or purchase
seedlings from a garden center or nursery. If you buy
young plants, choose ones with shiny leaves and strong
stems. Some herbs that do well on a windowsill




Taking care of your herbs
Herbs should be watered regularly but not overwatered.
You’ll know it’s time to water them when the top layer
of soil is just starting to dry out, but the deeper layers
are still damp. Plants in smaller pots need to be watered
more often.

Additionally, regularly feed your herbs nitrogen-rich
fertilizer to encourage strong leaf growth. To remove


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