When everything you can see outdoors is covered in the white stuff, it’s so cheery to have living, green plants indoors. My plants of choice are usually herbs, because I can cook with them and they’re pretty easy to grow. The latter, especially, is a necessity in my book!
I also have a small window box of herbs. My sage is sickly, poor guy. I think he got a bit too much water. The other two (basil and oregano) are doing famously, though!
- you don’t have to have a bunch of space in order to grow plants (especially herbs) indoors. We keep all of our plants on a window seat, but with the right shaped containers, all you need is a small shelf or windowsill that will get some sunlight.
- don’t over-water. Herbs, especially, don’t like to be watered too much (once again, check out my poor sage). In the past, I’ve gotten too eager with my watering and have drowned plants. A good gauge for most plants is to only water when the top layer of soil feels dry. If it’s still damp, your plant isn’t thirsty
- when appropriate, prune your plants to encourage growth. With herbs, this means use them! The more you do, the happier they will be. Just don’t go crazy…never trim more than 1/3 of the herb’s foliage at one time.
- Make sure that your herb babies get some sun. South-facing windows will often get more hours of sunlight than windows facing other directions.
I wanna know: Do you grow herbs and/or plants indoors? Do you have anything to add to my list of tips? I’m new at this and would love some help!
I’ll keep you posted on my sage baby. I’m hoping that he’ll make a comeback.