Create your own aromatic ‘herb kitchen garden’

Herbs are easy to look after, can easily grow in soils that are poor in condition, and make absolute sense to your pocket. This is the time when we can productively utilise the isolation and learn how to grow your own herbs and in turn enhance our kitchens and keep the fresh ingredients right in proximity.

It looks like all of us are likely to be stuck at home for a while. And in these times when we rush out to the market to buy herbs to make the ‘kadha’, might as well bring some more life and energy by adding some fresh herbs to your kitchen…

The fresh herbs are super expensive to buy in the shops and departmental stores. Grow one edible and make it a hobby and you will be extremely elated to see the greens flourish in just no time. Herbs are easy to look after, can easily grow in soils that are poor in condition, and make absolute sense to your pocket. This is the time when we can productively utilise the isolation and learn how to grow your own herbs and in turn enhance our kitchens and keep the fresh ingredients right in proximity. The aromatic presence of the herbs such as mint, thymes, rosemary, bay, chives and sage, soothing… let’s begin, we have got you covered…

First things first: Anyone can easily grow the herbs and be successful almost instantly. Most of these grow best outside, but you may easily grow them in ceramic mugs, mason jars, tin containers and of course in mini pots. And, flaunt them by the windowsill or the kitchen counters. In fact, it will be a good idea to have a garden window, where you can create your minitature kitchen garden, and rejoice the fresh aroma emanating from it.

Sunny side: Sun is the best friend of all the plants, so make sure all your herbs receive good amount of sun at all times. The Mediterranean herbs may require full sunshine and free draining soil while annually grown herbs such as parsley, basic and coriander prefer rich soil.

Harvest well:  Note that while harvesting the herbs, you will have to snip off the leaves, as this will encourage the growth to be lush, further. Be careful to clip the chives, bay and rosemary, while you can casually pluck basil and parsley. Mint, however, is a perrinial and loves growing free, so ideally give it a garden, or else a container may also work.

Now, let’s come to the easy DIYs to get your green thumb growing in absolutely no time…

Mason Jars: These look amazingly cute and are loved by the DIY fans. These budget friendly jars can diversify the look of your herb garden. Secure some pebbles inside these jars, and top them up with the horticulture charcoal, potting soil and the herb plant. And voila, you are done. Just make sure to keep the soil moist without overwatering it. You can hydrate the herbs with a spray bottle.

Ceramic Mugs: A mug herb garden is a cute and a fancy way to incorporate herbs in your space – a large garden or an apartment. So, now before throwing away those old mugs, think twice, as by just giving a little twist you can turn these into adorable little planters. The three step DIY would require you to decide on the mug you want to revitalize, then using a drill machine create a hole within the mug, and gently place the herb plant inside and cover with the potting soil.

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