Herbal Gardening- Indoor Herbs Vs. Outdoor Herbs
Many herbs do quite well in both
indoor, greenhouse, settings, containers and outdoor herb gardens.
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|Fortunately for us gardners who
tend to find new and inventive ways to challenge perfectly healthy,
happy plants, such as presenting them with environmental tests, there's
a large overlap between herbs that do well in an outdoor garden versus
those that thrive inside. Many will perform equally well in either
setting, provided they're cared for properly.
Hands down, herbs are just about the easiest possible plant to tend.
Once they have been planted in the proper soil, they'll do well with
almost no care. (Note: "almost") They perform well in earth that would
be considered poor for other plants. They rarely require fertilizer of
any kind, are drought tolerant and most will come back year after year.
That kind of stuff makes the choice easy for picking some to go out in
the sunshine or into a pot for the house or deck.
Laurel is a Mediterranean native so it likes lots of
sunshine and dry conditions. But it can be planted indoors or out. Just
make sure the container has good drainage if you want this herb in a
pot. Allow it to get plenty of sun if it's in or near the house.
You just fill a pot with pre-dampened potting soil, and make sure the
container is large enough to prevent the Bay Laurel from becoming root
bound. Then place the herb where it will get 6 hours of sun per day or
more and watch it outgrow your container in a year.
can thrive in a pot, but they really excel in a garden. They soak up
the heat and sprout up to a foot or more, producing beautiful purple
flowers. They do well bunched together and can last years, wintering
over well in cold climates. Clip the leaves near the base, rather than
is an excellent choice for an indoor herb. Even though it will usually
also grow well outside, it will probably only last one season. Keep it
in a pot and you can sustain it year after year. Easier to grow from
plants than seeds, it will be easy to tend.
New leaves grow from the center, so trim the outer ones first in order
to keep the plant healthy. They love sun, so put them on a sill in a
window with southern exposure (in the Northern Hemisphere) where they
can soak up the rays.
Let that Lavender
stay outside until you're ready to prepare it for potpourri or a
perfume sachet. An ornamental
herb, as well as an aromatic
herb, it makes great ground cover and gives a garden a lovely
smell to complement the beautiful pinkish-purple flowers. It
has many uses in the area of aromatherapy.
Lavender generally requires very little care, so just make sure the
soil drains so that it isn't excessively wet. They're bug-resistant
and deer don't care for the blossoms so you won't have to take
special precautions. No need to fertilize or prune either.
Most herbs will winter well, and many will do just fine in a container
or a basket. Just keep the soil a mixture of clay and sandy loam to
ensure some water retention, but not too much. Indoors or out you'll
find they are lovely, aromatic
and many make for great seasonings when harvested.
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