Rhiannon
Rhiannon
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Asked on Feb 28, 2013

Indoor herb gardens

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I am starting an herb garden but I want to do it in my kitchen on the wall so I don't have to go outside if I need some herbs. But my husband wants it to have a modern look. Anyone got some good ideas!?
10 answers
  • Designs by BSB
    on Feb 28, 2013

    LOVE herbs. do not live w/o them. But where herbs are? It is more so dependent on light, not convenience, or looks. Most herbs are dependent on sunlight to grow, otherwise their lifespan is sort. If you have a big window with sun.. especially during the winter months, you are blessed with being able to bring your soft leaf herbs like basil inside.

  • Designs by BSB
    on Feb 28, 2013

    If you want to defy gravity and add a twist to having herbs in your kitchen that are in demand of sun... http://designsbybsb.com/blog/2010/07/sky-planter/

  • 3po3
    on Feb 28, 2013
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Feb 28, 2013

    BeckySue is so right about herbs. For them to be happy indoors it's location, location, location. If the wall where you want to grow them does not get full sun for a good deal of the day, they won't be happy.

  • Rhiannon
    on Feb 28, 2013

    my kitchen is totally open with a full wall of windows in the dining room so my kitchen is full of sun light just need ideas for either a hanging herb garden or one on the wall nea windowr the

  • H.C. Lawn
    on Feb 28, 2013

    GET SOME FISH TANK iron Stands or Growers supply www.Growerssupply.com a green house supply co. great ideals potts ect

  • Rhiannon
    on Feb 28, 2013

    great ideas thanks keep em coming..

  • Lawn Pro
    on Feb 28, 2013

    give the man a beer,needs sun to grow and thrive,give in. produce etc don't grow in the shade. or you try some inside and he tries some outside.let me know who the winnah is.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Mar 1, 2013

    I would stick to the more tender leaf herbs such a basil, cilantro and parsley. Mint and chives will also grow, but plan on replacing all of the ones i just listed every so often.The ones I don't think will fair well inside with no air flow and be subject to all sorts of pesky bugs and diseases would be rosemary, lavender, sage.(Rosemary is notorious for getting spider mites and powdery mildew.) The iffy ones in between the those would be thyme and oregano. Bay Laurel does pretty good as an inside potted plant and can be grown to a ripe old age given some careful tending. Resist the urge to over fertilizing them because you can change the taste with chemical fertilizer and even make them bitter tasting. Use instead some more natural organic products such as the Espoma soil amendments. if possible keep some type of air flow moving over them like a fan, and use an arrangement that you can actually turn them a quarter of a turn weekly to keep an even growth. When harvesting clip them just Above the a leaf vs just below (leaving a stem that will die and attract diseases).If you take a look at my pinterest board for verticale gardening you will find all sorts of creative ideas.http://pinterest.com/DonnaDixson/vertical-gardens/

  • Rhiannon
    on Mar 1, 2013

    thank you very much that was very helpful. I will take all things mentioned into consideration.

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