Growing your own organic herbs can have many benefits. If you grow herbs that are used for food seasoning, you’ll always have fresh herbs on hand during cooking. You can also grow herbs for aromatics and to keep the room the herbs are in both smelling fresh and looking beautiful. And herbs for teas will ensure that you have the freshest tea blends that you can even customize. Starting your own organic herb garden is also very easy.

The Container

Choose your container carefully, as you want to be sure that it will be big enough to sustain the herbs. Small pots like you would commonly find in department stores won’t necessarily do you very well. It will be beneficial to read the seed packet to be sure of the depth your plants are going to need.

Choosing Soil and Fertilizing

Of course, you’re wanting your herb garden to be an organic herb garden, so you’ll want to ensure that you’re getting organic soil. Herbs require soil with a pH around 7, so be sure to keep an eye on that. And, of course, natural fertilizers are going to be your best bet. Things like ground eggshells and coffee grounds are good fertilizers that you can find right in your home without having to make any extra purchases.

Sunlight and Artificial Lighting

Depending on the herbs you are growing, they will have different requirements when it comes to lighting. You’ll want to pay special attention to these needs, because lighting can have a drastic effect on the outcome, and if you’re planning for your garden to be a year round garden, you may need to find artificial lighting. Contrary to popular belief, grow lights are more expensive than they’re worth, so if you need artificial lighting, you’ll want to look for fluorescent lights, which are more widely available and much more cost effective.

Starting your own organic herb garden can be an easy and effective way to brighten your home and will be incredibly useful for years to come.

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