Cultivate organic herb plants is not easy. Herbs have a lot of benefits, either as a kitchen ingredients or medical purposes. If you are tired of buying herbs from supermarket or grocery store, start planting your own at home.
Planting herbs naturally without any mixture of hazardous chemicals isn’t difficult. In fact, you will have fresh herbs with a high benefit for health. Let’s learn how to start an organic herb garden, especially by using the concept of pot/container!
1. Choose herbs you want to plant such as basil, parsley, thyme or rosemary, all are useful herbs. If you want herbs for medical needs, grow mint or St. John’s Wort. Are you a fan of tea? Grow catnip, lemon balm and lemon verbena.
2. Buy small pots and put a thin layer of stones at the bottom. Put slightly larger stones to cover the pot’s drainage hole, create a good drainage system without causing the root rot.
3. Mix compost or organic potting soil with small stones to fill the pot and allow at least 1 1/2 inches of space at the top.
4. Watering the pots until the water fully soak into the soil. Make small dips for live plants or organic seeds using gardening trowel.
5. Use 1/4 to 1/2 inch of soil to cover the plants or seeds.
6. Now, you can put pots in a sunny windowsill or strategic place like on a deck.
Start an organic herb garden is easy, but don’t forget watering on a regular basis.