When the pandemic hit almost two years ago, people were left anxious and afraid at home. One of the things that helped people get through it and stay sane was gardening. While many people discovered their green thumb during that time, not everyone has the space to cater to a whole garden.
The solution to that is to care for indoor plants. If that still takes up too much space, the best thing you can do is try container gardening. Now, this won’t take up that much space at all, and it has the added benefit of supplying you with some much-needed and delicious herbs anytime you want it.
With all that said, here are five delicious herbs that are perfect for container gardening:
One of the most delicious and exciting herbs to have in your food is basil. A combination of sweet and savory with a hint of mint and pepper. This herb is best grown during the summer as it is a warm-weather herb. Growing basil indoors is easy. The secret to growing great basil is to give it well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine.
You don’t have to worry as much about not watering it enough. Instead, be mindful of not overwatering it. Once you get the hang of it, you will have a near-constant supply of fresh basil, which is the best way to have it anyway. It’s perfect for container gardening as it requires frequent harvest.
This way, you won’t have too much basil. And as a last note, make sure to get rid of any flower buds that may appear. Those little things can make the flavor of the leaf decline over time.
Rosemary and Thyme
Rosemary, great for drinks, food, and more. This herb is one of the most aromatic and pungent of all the herbs. The needle-like leaves have a tremendous lemon-pine flavor that pairs amazingly well with roasted meat, garlic, and olive oil. Consider rosemary a kitchen essential, and thanks to container gardening, you will have constant access to a fresh supply.
Since you’ll be growing rosemary indoors, you have to make sure that it gets enough sun. You can put it in a portable container. This makes it easier to move around and ensures that it’s getting the sunlight it needs. If you’re getting the herb from a friend’s garden, it should be slowly acclimated to a shadier part of the garden.
Speaking of rosemary, if you happen to love steak or roasted vegetables, other food, your container garden isn’t complete without some thyme. Most people might even start with this plant as it is low-maintenance and drought-tolerant. Similar to basil, watering this herb won’t be that much of a chore.
Last but not least for essential herbs is mint. Now, most experienced gardeners might have a love/hate relationship with this herb. Mint can grow pretty aggressively and tends to spread throughout the garden fast. But inside a container, it’s perfectly easy to grow indoors and delicious for almost any kind of meal. Once you’ve successfully grown mint, you will have an excellent supply for your cocktails, desserts, and even some savory meals.
The Bottom Line
You don’t have to worry about running out of the store or foregoing an essential ingredient anymore. That’s probably one of the best benefits of doing container gardening. And if you ever do find the space and time to commit to gardening, finally, you’ll already have some of the skills and knowledge necessary to get started.
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