As long as you have enough sunlight entering your kitchen, preferably a window in a south facing position, then your plants will be fine. If your plants start to grow too tall and the leaves too long or appear faded, this is generally a sign that they aren’t getting enough light and you should move them. If you can’t move them then you should purchase growlights that you can use to supplement your plants sunlight, ensuring they are the correct strength that your plant needs. If you can’t find any growlights, fluorescent shop lights left 4inches away from the plants will suffice.
You should keep an eye on the level of water in the tray at all times. It can often be surprising how quickly the water evaporates and must be replaced.
Pests can be avoided by following a couple of simple steps. Firstly, pick the soil for your plants carefully, ensuring you don’t pick a compost that is pest or disease-prone. When moving herb plants from outdoors inside, make sure they are kept quarantined from the other until you’re certain they are insect free. If any insects do somehow manage to get onto your plants, bathing them can help remove them and keep them insect free.
Herbs You Can Grow
The amount of plants that you can grow inside to feed your kitchen is large and extensive. Popular and common starter plants include;
- Our Indoor Herb-garden (sprinklesandallergies.wordpress.com)
- My Herb and Vegie Garden (myfavouriteveganrecipes.wordpress.com)
- The Herb Garden (groundtoground.org)