Here are our tips to make your favorite spot more aromatic and colorful with indoor herb gardens.
Herbs can be an amazing finishing touch to a dish and it’s easy to grow them inside your house. Fresh herbs can fill up your house with an aromatic, lovely scent and a great earthy vibe. Just imagine getting a fresh mint from your garden and putting it in your lemonade or adding a finishing touch of chopped parsley on top of a fillet mignon. It’s so much fun to grow your own herbs and use them for cooking.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to decorate your house with an indoor herb garden that is stunning and full of greenery.
Indoor Herb Garden 101
Before we start decorating with the herb garden, it’s important to find a place with nice sunlight. A south-facing window is the best, but if not, an east-facing window works too. Next, find what kind of herbs you want to plant. Herbs like parsley, chives, thyme, oregano, and mint grow well indoors.
Make sure to buy herb pots that have enough holes on the bottom. Herbs need good drainage. You can add a little bit of grit or sand with the soil to make good drainage system.
Lastly, know how much water each herb needs. I always struggle to water the proper amount. All my previous plants died because I overwatered them. This time I’m going to make sure not to overwater them and give them plenty of sunlight.
Plant Them in One Big Pot
This is probably the easiest and simplest way to pot an indoor herb garden. Get a big pot that is deep enough to carry a good amount of soil and great drainage. Start planting your herbs in the big pot and make sure to label them. You can take the one big pot to your backyard and let the herbs get some sunlight, or place them in front of a sunny window. It’s a mini garden in a pot!
Hang Them on The Wall
You can find tons of hanging pots at your local store or online. Hanging your herbs can be a good wall decoration and save valuable floor space. You can use ropes and make macrame herb garden or wood boards and make a bookshelf-like hanging indoor herb garden. If you want to be more advanced, you can hang a rod in between cabinets and let the herbs hang on the ropes.
Use Magnets and Attach Them To The Fridge
Find small antique can pots or any lightweight pots. Glue strong magnets on one side of the pot and attach them to your fridge. You can use empty beer cans, soup cans, or small watering cans. If your fridge doesn’t get direct sunlight, make sure your plants get some sunlight during the day.
Get a Hydroponic Herb Garden
Just like how technology has made cooking much easier, you can get a garden system that will automatically water and give LED lights to your herbs. Within one garden, you can grow multiple herbs. Some products even have a vacation mode, in which your herbs will stay fresh no matter what. Try this one we found on Amazon.
Enjoy your herb garden indoors this year. We hope you’ll enjoy these fun ways to decorate with herb gardens.