Herbal Terrace garden at home
Gardening Tips Oct 09, 2020
Everybody wants to grow herbs in their home. Most of the people loves the smell of these herbs and loves to have them in their house because of their huge health benefits. For such interested people here are some easy tips where they themselves can build their own cute herbal garden.
Basic thing to consider before starting the herbal garden:
Sunlight: All herbs need more sunlight for at least about 4-5 hours. So please plan for a better place with sunlight availability while going for HERBAL GARDEN. This sunlight also helps in the production of active ingredient production that is responsible for the aroma of all the herbs. With the excess sunlight all these herbs will dry off and with less light, it will not grow and that affects the plant again.
Container: You need to choose a better type of container. The selection of containers depends on several factors like tabletop purpose, decorative purpose, large scale growing purpose, Vertical herbal garden purpose, hanging herbal garden purpose or even window herbal garden purpose. So depending on all these factors, you can choose the containers. You can even build your own herbal garden from the plastic bottles, metal containers or even from mugs or jars.
Potting media- One should use well drained soil with more of sand as the sand helps in better drainage and it should be the mixture of soil, vermicompost and less of cocopeat as all the herbs are sensitive to moisture stress. And they dries off when there is excess of moisture in the soil. So better to avoid cocopeat as this holds the moisture. And before going for filling, do fill the pot with jelly and then go for filling.
Plants: Before going for planting choose better plants which are healthy and with no disease and pest incidence in it. Select a plant which is 10-15 cm height and with bushy growth/ more number of leaves depending upon the plant growth habbit.
Watering: Herbs love more of sunlight and less of water. Its not like you need not to do any kind of watering. But better do less watering.
Plant Care Operations:
No much pest and disease incidence as these herbs will contain active ingredients and that repels most of the pests. There occurs a light problem of mealy bugs, root rot, etc.
This is all about herbal garden, With these tips and information one can easily grow the herbs at their home and build beautiful herbal garden.