It gets so hot where I live that many herbs can't survive the extreme temperatures. I have a particularly difficult time growing cilantro and lavender, two of my favorites. That being said, I love fresh, organic herbs, and I have a great indoor area with ample natural light exposure. So, I started doing some research on growing an indoor herb garden. I found this slideshow
by HGTV to be helpful, 13 Easy Herbs to Grow Indoors
. Good Housekeeping
mentions some of the same herbs as the slideshow (i.e. Basil, Rosemary), but they also added a few new ones like Chervil and Tarragon. My first attempt is underway in a re-purposed fish bowl. I simply layered some rocks on the bottom, soil on top, and then seeds. I started with Sage, Tyme and Cilantro. The Sage and Tyme are well started, but the Cilantro died initially. So, the sprouts you see are my second attempt. I also purchased some small organic herbs at the farmer's market and did the same rocks and soil layering in mason jars (inspired by the photo below that I found on a great blog, http://livinthecrunchylife.blogspot.com
Do you have an indoor herb garden? If so, send me some comments or post some photos. I would love to share ideas and insights.
|my indoor herb garden in an old fish bowl|
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