Herbs are very beneficial for our health. They are used for different purposes such as stomach aches, headaches, antioxidants, and massage oils. In cooking, herbs add flavor and aroma to food. If you are wondering that can you can all these benefits at your home? Then the answer is yes! You can plant herbs at your home.
Herbs are like any other plants, they need nutrition, sunlight, water, and care to grow fresh and healthy. You can even grow them in compact spaces with the right technique. In this article, we are going to discuss ‘how to plant an herb garden from seeds’ briefly. So, let’s get into it!
Planning a separate space is crucial even before planting seeds for your herb garden. Why? Because separate space is easy to maintain and it doesn’t mess up your belongings. You can plant in balcony space or outside like backyard so that your plants get sun exposure.
Herbs need a warm temperature to grow, so make sure they get 7-8 hours of sunlight daily. Water them daily up to 1-2 cm, to maintain moisture. Make sure plants get outside exposure more, to grow healthy!
Soil is like a lifeline for plants, they depend on it for nutrition, to perform different growth functions. Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Calcium, Sulfur, transfer energy to all parts of plants. So, make sure plants gets the appropriate amount of minerals.
We can’t make soil nutritious without adding humus. It is dark organic matter from decay animals and plants that make the soil fertile. It improves soil structure, water-holding capacity, aeration and adds nutrients to the soil.
For planting herbs makes sure the soil is warm as it benefits its growth. You can check it with the help of a thermometer. Also, make soil slightly acidic up to 6-6.5 pH as it initiates better growth.
Plant herb seeds in planters and provide appropriate moisture through water so that they sprout. You can use the wet towel technique where you place seeds on the wet towel and cover it with a plastic lid. Provide light through lamps so, that they can grow adequately.
After the seeds sprout, relocate them in a pot or planter and place them in your prepared garden. These pots should be filled with soil to provide nutrients to the plants. When seeds fully germinate, you can shift them to an outdoor garden or big planter space.
In the pre germination process, you create a mini-greenhouse effect to germinate seeds faster, so take special care of seeds by maintaining the right temperature, moisture, and lightning.
Every plant needs love and care to grow. With the right care, you can grow fresh and healthy herbs that will benefit you later. Protect your herbs from insects and mosquitoes that bite off leaves and ruin their growth.
You can use fences and a net to guard them. Also, maintain moisture by watering plants but take special care to not drain them. If you find any rotten leaves, cut them off so it doesn’t spread to the entire plant.
These techniques are useful to grow healthy and fresh herbs. You can use a kitchen balcony or planters to give you appropriate space to grow. Herbs are not difficult to grow however, maintaining the right atmosphere for them needs constant work and care. With this information, you can easily make a beautiful herb garden for yourself!