Growing your own herbs can not only save you money, but it can also take your culinary skills up a notch. While herbs do require continuous attention, the necessary effort is fairly minimal. Whether you want fresh basil for your homemade pizzas or lavender for a flavored latte, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started growing your own herbs at home.
Find a spot to grow your herbs. Pick a location that’s as close to the kitchen as possible, so you can easily access them for cooking. Near a window with some direct sunlight is best.
Decide what herbs you want to grow, and buy the seeds.
Based on your herb selection, pick the right pot, planter, or raised bed. Choose vessels with good drainage.
Use a potting mix that’s designed for container growing. Miracle-Gro’s Indoor Potting Soil Mix is a great choice.
Add some of the mix to each pot, leaving a half-inch between the top of the pot and potting mix.
Put your seeds in the soil mix, and water them thoroughly.
Make sure to water your herbs when the soil gets dry.
Turn the pots often, so all sides of the plant can get some indirect sunlight and grow evenly.
Remember to snip or prune them often, and enjoy!
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