Happy November! It is getting a bit chillier these days and we are always looking for new things to grow, indoors and outdoors.
Have you tried planting kitchen herbs? They look great on a sunny windowsill and you will have fresh herbs all winter! It is a win win! Not to mention, it is easy, brings joy into your space and is a great way to enjoy fresh homegrown food through the cooler months.
- Consider herbs that you will use in the kitchen. Why bother planting something that you will never use.
- Best indoor herbs include basil, chives, mints, oregano, thyme, rosemary and parsley.
- Starting from seed takes a while. Scope out your local nursery and plant store for small starters to transplant at home.
- Round up your pretty pots, either used or new. It is pleasing to have nice pots for your new babies. When picking out pots, only go up one size from the pot that they came in. Your babies need a bit more room as they continue to grow, but not a huge pot.
- Grab a bag of our Organic Compressed Potting Soil. It is complete with beneficial microorganisms, and outstanding nutrition to give your new plants a great start and long lasting results. Not to mention, our soil works super-fast at getting water & air to thirsty roots, and holds 50% more water than regular soil, making it perfect for your potted plants. (You won’t have to worry about watering them as much, and they won’t dry out or get too wet! Winner!)
- Lay out some newspapers across the kitchen counter or table and get ready to re-pot your herbs. Remove them from their original pots and place a small amount of new soil in the bottom of your new pots, place your babies in, fill in the nooks and crannies with new soil, push your plant down with a bit of pressure, making sure it is well in there, and then top off with soil. Viola!
- Give your herbs a little drink of water. No need to over water. Herbs do not like to be soggy!
- Find a sunny spot in the kitchen for your babies to live. Rosemary, thyme, basil, and oregano love the sunnier, warmer spots. Good choices for less intense light and cooler spots include mint, parsley, and chives. Don’t hesitate to move your herbs around until they get comfy and cozy. It makes all the difference.
- Remember to feed your herb babies a dose of Plant Magic Plant Food once a month. They rely on you to be fed. Don’t forget, they need a balanced liquid diet to grow and be their best.
There you have it! You are well on your way to parenting happy herb babies! May your winter months be greener and healthier!