It is possible to rear herbs in a house in pots or cans, and, apart from that, in window or pendant cases, and it is no more laborious than rearing herbs in an open. This is due to the fact that household and open herb gardens demand matching conditions. So lets discuss conditions for growing herbs in pots.
There are three crucial factors that determine the vegetation of plants in general and herbs in particular: sunshine, soil and water. Sunshine is the defining factor in the successful vegetation of plants regardless of the area of their planting. In order to provide plants with necessary amount of sunshine, it is necessary to dispose them either in a kitchen or in another part of apartment, preferably near the south or west window, to obtain as much sunshine as possible. Undoubtedly, various herb types are in need of various amount of sunshine, but none of them can exist without sunny area. In addition to natural sunshine, there are artificially created UV lamps that help to sustain necessary conditions. In addition to constant sunshine, herbs need tight, not too fertile soil. The most suitable substance for planting herbs is as following: two thirds of sterilized potting soil and one third of dry or perlite soil for those herbs who are grown in cans. For fine drainage, it is necessary to place an inch of gravel at the bottom of the pots. For those herbs that grow in a house, it is advisable to use a teaspoon of lime for 5-inch pot to ensure enough amount of palatableness of the soil for the benefit of the herbs. Those herbs that grow in pots are in need of constant watering. Damping the herbs and pebbles should preserve enough moistness for the herbs. Such herbs need more water than those that grow in an open due to the fact that they are planted in cans; despite that, extra humidity can harm herbs, that is why the roots of the herbs should be dry.
It is more beneficial to grow herbs in cans because it makes them easy to transport to whatever place one chooses appropriate. Annuals can remain in a house permanently, but perennials require being placed in an open during the summertime. Even though it is advisable to place all the herbs in a house afore first frost to preserve their foliage, it is not required to do that with mint, chives and tarragon due to the reason that, cold period approaching, they “doze” and preserve their freshness even during the light frost.
It is a common knowledge that it is possible to plant all herbs in cans, but some of them grow in cans finer than others. Mint, for instance, is a herb that needs to be cultivated only in cans due to its extensive vegetation. In general, maintenance of a house herb garden is quite effortless and beneficial experience: the herbs are readily available whenever there is a necessity. Following the steps mentioned above, it is possible to care efficiently after herbs, but it is worth to take into account that it is necessary to repeatedly feed herbs and replant them every year to ensure the best vegetation, as well as remember to keep perennials in an open at a particular period of time. Apart from that, it is necessary to harvest and dress herbs every now and then to enhance their vegetation. Use herbs in cookery, reserve them and share with your friends.