I love cooking, and what I’ve always loved the most is the different kinds of smells that come from the kitchen. That’s why I knew I wanted to get my own indoor herb garden, also because the plants would make my apartment feel more alive and visually appealing. For me it was an easy decision, home decor, and cooking coming together in one amazing project. But I had no idea where to start, this would be my first attempt at gardening and I had never taken a project like this before at home. I would recommend hiring a professional from hardscaping companies Roanoke as it is a lot of hard work. So after some research, this is how I decided to do it:
Decide which herbs you should plant
I found a lot of plants that could be included in my indoor herb garden. But since it was my first project and I didn’t want to overcomplicate things I narrowed it down to basil, rosemary, lavender, oregano, and thyme. I researched what each seed would need and planned so had it all planned very carefully – what additional nutrients, the right sized pots, and I also made sure that I knew how I was going to prune them.
Space for your herb garden
Next, set up a space where your garden will get the sun it needs. Since different seeds might need full sun or partial shade in the afternoon, the location is very important. I got the same style of planters for all of my herbs but marked each one with personalised labels with the name of each herb. That way, even during the germination process I could identify each herb and not get confused while moving the planters depending on their sun requirements. The labels also made it look more polished.
Explore all the different style options
Think about how you want to display your herb garden. If you have a large herb garden, it’s possible to make areas more ornamental using decorative Landscaping Stones. They are quite pocket-friendly and can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. You can find them at a store near you or can look for them in online shops.
Likewise, you can make use of solar lighting to make the space look more appealing. Solar lighting, like that on https://devinschumacher.com/shop/outdoor-solar-lights/, can help to light up paths at night, so if you’re in the middle of cooking and it’s dark out, you’ll still be able to see the herbs you’re picking. If you’re more pushed on space, a simpler display by the window or some kind of rack can work incredibly well. There are tonnes of ideas that might fit your taste and really make your herb garden pop.
An herb garden can be as simple or complex as you decide, just keep in mind how much effort you are willing to put into creating this space in your house. It can be an amazingly fun project that will enhance your house and your cooking.