One way to get started growing herbs at home, especially if you are new to gardening, is by using herb garden kits. All herb kits are different but they contain similar items in which will help you to get started.
your kit may contain culinary herbs, italian herbs, tea herbs, decorative herbs or others. There will probably be a mixture of seeds and soil or pellets, with instructions and a variety of containers or pots.
Some herb kits contain a ‘dome’ that will provide consistent temperature and humidity for the herb plants to thrive and to grow a healthy root system. A guide will give the herb grower easy-to-follow instructions on how to nurture their herb seeds. Some kits will offer recipes for using the herbs that you are growing. Websites that sell herb garden kits will offer a newsletter you can sign up for which will provide recipes and additional useful information.
Growing herbs indoors from an indoor herb kit has many benefits. First of all it is easier to enjoy the herbs because they are right beside you in the kitchen. You don’t have to head out to the garden to be able to add a little seasoning to the pot on the stove. It is also just as easy to harvest herbs and freeze them for future use. Secondly, with the constant growing conditions provided to plants in indoor conditions, you don’t have to worry about winter affecting herb plants or herbs that don’t survive the winter weather conditions. Thirdly, most herb garden kits are small and compact. They are great for small spaces or apartments. Fourthly, when growing plants outdoors it can be hard to judge which area in the garden will get the right amount of light for each plant. Rainfall will water plants but too much rain can be harmful too. By growing herbs indoors with a complete instructional guide, you are able to take the guesswork out of this hobby. Your herbs will be successful every time.
While there is probably a better feeling of accomplishment when you become an herb expert and can grow all types of herbs in your garden – it takes time and effort to succeed. Using a ready-made herb garden kit, or perhaps an herb windowbox kit, is a great way to learn all about herbs and to develop an understanding of how best to select and grow the herbs that you want. It is the perfect stepping stone where the difficulties are removed and you are left with the enjoyment of the herbs.
There is a lot to learn as you go along – for instance, which herbs do better if they were grown from seeds? What is the right kind of soil to grow herbs in? By purchasing an herb garden kit you will receive the answers to these questions and much more. Once you get to know the herbs you are growing a little bit more, you can move them into your garden and you are on your way to becoming an herb expert.