Are you always cribbing about how tiny your house is? How you always wished you had a garden? Do you dream of growing your own veggies and herbs? If you’re nodding yes to all these questions, then you’ve come to the right place. We are all about going organic but not so much about deep pockets. So, we’ve come up with a solution – grow herbs and veggies in your home. Here’s what you’ll need to do get started:
- Type of containers
So, you don’t have a big balcony for those huge clay pots? No problem! Try picking the right kinds of containers – either they are repurposed plastic bottles, deep tin pans or even colourful mason jars. Remember they must be sturdy enough to hold soil and water in them. And of course, the plant itself. Yes, you want to grow herbs, but you want them healthy and strong don’t you?
- Choose the windows
Does your kitchen window get more sunlight than the main balcony? Understand which plants need what kind of sunlight exposure and place them accordingly. Too much sun isn’t always a good thing. Make a mental note of that before you grow herbs at home.
- Pick the plants
Not all plants are great for indoor growth, so don’t go about planting any seed that you come across. Want to grow herbs and veggies that are healthy? Pick the right ones. The best veggies to grow at home are spring onions, potatoes, garlic, mint, broad beans, tomatoes and even beetroots. That’s a lot to start with, isn’t it?
- Water wars
Watering your plants is essential for their survival. But over watering can lead to an ill fate. So, make sure that the plants are well watered, and the soil is aerated again and again to make sure it’s not drying out. Also remember to leave holes at the bottom so that excess water flows out, and you grow healthy plants.
- Soil care
It’s not a must to add fertilizers to your soil. But sometimes when the soil dries out (and you’ll see this with a loss of a plant), you will need to either completely replace the soil or add fertilizers to it. To grow herbs and veggies it’s a must that the soil is just right.