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If you love the flavor of fresh herbs when added to your meal, but don’t have the outdoor space for a full-blown garden, we have good news for you! Creating a countertop herb garden is relatively easy and affordable. Best of all, you will have all the fresh herbs at your fingertips while cooking. Here are the top tips on creating a countertop DIY herb garden you need to know to get started on this endeavor.
There are certain herbs which are actually well suited to being grown in small containers indoors. The top contenders for this are cilantro, basil, rosemary, sage, and dill. These also happen to be a few of the most commonly called upon herbs for cooking so it works out perfectly!
When it comes to your herb garden, there are lots of cute ideas on Pinterest you may be tempted to try. Before you jump on the latest DIY bandwagon, there are special considerations to keep in mind regarding the containers you will grow your herbs in. For instance, the pot or container needs to be able to offer enough depth for the growth of the plant, have water ports to allow for water to drain and be sturdy enough to support the growth rate and the amount of dirt required.
There are certain plants which can be planted in the same container, depending on the size of the pot or container. However, there are others which need to be grown alone. These herbs might not grow when placed with competing plants in the same container. You should also be aware of how much sunlight and water your herbs will need to be viable.
Going along the lines of knowing what each plant needs to grow at a successful rate, you should keep in mind you may need to have more than one DIY herb garden area. For instance, sage likes cooler temperatures with less sunlight whereas basil prefers a sunnier location with more warmth. If you have to have two gardens in two spots, there is nothing wrong with that at all.