Guest writer: Jack Grant
Plants or even herbs can be planted in different ways. They can be planted in a container and placed it inside the house or plant it directly in the soil of your garden.
Whichever way you will use in planting herbs, their requirement for survival are just the same to the other plants.
Herb growers or even plant growers should always bear in their minds that all kinds of plants have their three basic needs for their survival. One of these three needs is sunlight. Herbs require a huge amount of sun, so if you plan to grow them indoors, you must have a location that receives direct sunlight for much of the day. The sunlight directly affects the growth of plants. Another need of herb is the soil. Use a good quality potting soil that drains well, but also holds moisture, so that the herbs will not be exposed to large variations in moisture level. And the last need of herb for them to grow in their best way is water. Just like humans, herbs also need water as a source of their energy. They should be watered regularly to maintain their moisture and good quality of growth. But avoid the roots of the herbs from being soggy for they might penetrate your flooring inside the house.
Growing herbs in a container makes it easy for you to move them anywhere in the house. It is as handy as you all wanted. Annual herbs can be planted in a container and placed it inside the house but perennial herbs grow at its best when planted outside the house especially during summer.
Other herbs should be stayed outside even before the first frost because these types of herbs like mint, chives, and tarragon form firmer and fresher growth after it is introduced to a light frost.
All herbs can be grown in containers but some herbs do better then others. Mint is an herb that needs to be contained or it will take over the garden. Over all it is fairly easy to maintain an indoor herb garden. Growing herbs in container keeps the herbs handy and within reach anytime you need them for cooking.
With these tips listed above, you will be able to care for your herbs and ensure a healthy plant. You should also include periodic light feeding and yearly re-potting for optimum health of the herbs. You will also have to remember to replant annuals each year and move perennials outdoors when needed. Plus, if you growing herbs in container use your herbs as much as you want as well as harvest them occasionally. It is no secret that pruning plants encourages new growth.
With these tips I have given, you are now ready to have your own herbs in a container.
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