Besides fruit and vegetables from the vegetable garden, fresh herbs from the kitchen are also ideal. And you can create such a herb garden in no time! You’ll probably be cooking with bags of pre-packed herbs, pepper and salt. Maybe you have some jars of herbs, and sometimes you buy fresh herbs. But what’s more fun than cooking with fresh herbs?
We understand that buying a cup of fresh herbs every week is too much. Just like with the herb plants from the supermarket. Very nice, but qualitatively it is not so much. In order to enjoy fresh herbs fairly cheaply, we have put together the following tips for you.
Choose for quality
Start your own little herb garden? Then don’t buy herbal plants from the supermarket. These are of course cheap, but the herbs in the supermarket are not taken care of. This ensures that the plants are often exhausted before they arrive at your house.
Therefore, choose herbal plants from a garden centre. These plants are well cared for, stand on a pitch with the right conditions and are often of better quality. Good to know: the price of herbal plants in a garden centre is almost the same as in a supermarket. So opt for quality!
Choose indoor herbs
Keep in mind that an indoor herb garden also requires other types of herbs. Think not only of Basil, but also Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme and Mint are suitable.
A herb garden soon runs out of water inside the house. Especially in a warm kitchen. Avoid dehydration! As soon as a herb plant dries out inside, it is difficult to recover.
A suitable location
Herbs love sunlight. Preferably as much as possible! The most suitable is a window facing south. A lot of sunlight comes in here, especially in the afternoon.
You’d better not choose a window facing north. North-facing windows are known for the lower amount of sunlight. Not ideal for an herb plant!
Care of herbal plants
The care of herbal plants is somewhat difficult to judge, as far as water is concerned. It is therefore best to choose a flowerpot or flower box with a drainage hole in the bottom. It is also useful that the flowerpot also has a saucer under this drainage hole.
Water herbs once a week. Attention! It is important that you do not water the herb plants themselves. This can cause herbs to hang limp and even rot. Therefore, give water via the side, or pour water into the dish. The latter is very handy! In this way, the water arrives directly at the roots and excess water remains in the dish.
The day after watering, lift the flowerpot. This way you can check if there is still excess water in the dish. The water in the dish can be poured away. This way you can prevent root rot!