How to create an indoor fragrant herb garden?
Herb gardens have many benefits – aromatherapy being one of the best. The aromatic benefits you receive from fragrant herbs can range anywhere from stress relief to boosting your mood and energy level.
Whether you are an experienced gardener or not, a fragrant herb garden is a great addition to your home as it’s easy to tend to and offers a variety of benefits such as culinary, medicinal, and even pest repellent. It offers the perfect place to unwind after a long day and uplift your spirits with the multi-sensory pleasures they provide.
How to set up your herb garden
Before you start buying a bunch of herbs, you’ll want to make sure you are properly equipped with the right materials. Check out these steps to set up your fragrant herb garden.
What you’ll need:
- Your choice of baby fragrant herbs
- Planters or pots with saucers
- Soil amendment
- Proper sunlight
Step 1 – Choose a sunny location
There are plenty of ways to make your indoor herb garden a charming addition to your home. However, it’s crucial that you make sure you set up your garden where it has access to enough sunlight. This includes a sunny windowsill, sun porch or another area in your home that generally gets plenty of sunlight.
Step 2 – Find a planting aesthetic
This step is all about getting creative and designing a fragrant herb garden that fits your unique style. Choose something that fits your style and matches your aesthetic. Check out some inspiration below!
Step 3 – Amend your soil
A soil amendment is any material added to soil to improve its properties, such as water retention, permeability, water infiltration, drainage, aeration, and structure.
Types of soil amendments:
- Peat Moss
- Coco Coir
- Leaf Mold
The goal of a soil amendment is to provide a better environment for the roots and ensure a solid foundation for your precious herbs. Make sure they are properly mixed into your soil before planting.
Step 4 – Plant your fragrant herbs
Choose which herbs best fit what you are looking for whether it’s for aromatherapy, culinary purposes, or aesthetics. Remove your baby herb plants from their containers and tease the roots slightly. Then you’ll want to place your herbs into freshly amended soil in their new pots or planters. Don’t forget to add these printable labels to each of your herbs to keep up with them.
Now that you know how to set up your garden, check out FragranceX’s infographic below to find some of the most popular fragrant herbs to add to your indoor garden.