Ever created an Indoor Herb Garden? This is something I have been interested in creating for a few years, just have never had the time or design idea. Today I am going to Challenge you! Moving on, I have scoured Pinterest looking for different ideas, and I have to say some of these are really creative. Most ideas are super rustic, which fits with the decor of my home. Most ideas seem to be inspired by Joanna Gains, but then again I can see where her ideas are fabulous.
Creating a space for planting, actually planting, keeping them alive, and harvesting requires a good amount of thought. As I get older I am becoming more adventurous in cooking, and let’s face it…fresh herbs are so much better than dried. I find I use fresh parsley at least once a week, so having these on hand would be sensational. Are herbs hard to grow? Well like any plant they need their fair share of love and attention. One of my great blog friends Christine from Lattes, Life and Luggage has shared a few tips with me on how to grow herbs. I highly suggest if you are a newbie at herb growing that you check with friends for tips.
Tip Wise, Christine was super helpful. Her main suggestions were: Water them, don’t over crowd them, they need lots of sunlight, and plant mint separately because it will take over. Sunlight may be the hardest things to find indoors. Window are great, but of course you will not get as much sun as you do outside. What I think is crucial for those that want instate gratification, is to visit your local Nursery and buy herb plants already producing. That way the hard part is over and you can go ahead and use some of the herbs.
What herbs do I plan to grow? Honestly there are so many you can grow, but it’s hard to decide what to grow. I don’t want to grow anything for the sake of growing it, rather I want to only grow that which I will use. I don’t believe in wasting produce at all. I am planning on growing the following herbs for my first round: Parsley, Thyme, Oregano, Mint, Marjoram, and Basil. Some of these like Mint can be use for making tasty Mojitos!Check out my Pinterest board of Herb Garden ideas!
Now on to the challenge! I challenge all of you to be creative and make your own herb garden this spring! I am still in the planning stage of how to plant them so if you have any suggestions or pins leave them down below.