5 Things You Need for a Successful Indoor Herb Garden

NEGAUNEE TWNP, Mich. (WLUC) – As the spring snow rages outside, you might be looking for ways to grow your plants on the inside.

Linda Andriacchi, owner of The Plant Connection in Ishpeming, visited the Upper Michigan Today studio with tips for a successful indoor herb garden.

After repotting your seeds or seedlings, you will need:

A clean container. You can use hydrogen peroxide or a 10% bleach solution on your pots before planting them.

A blue LED grow light.

A slow but steady source of water. Andriacchi says to water the ground, never the foliage, when it starts to feel dry. But if you overwater your plant, it can develop root rot.

Humidity. Place your plants away from heat sources. If your home tends to get dry, plug a traditional humidifier into your plant’s room or place your potted plant in a container with water and pebbles.

Air circulation. Your herbs can be planted next to each other in the same pot, but each individual pot should be spaced a few inches apart. You may consider running a fan or opening a window.

Timing is everything for the successful growth of a plant. Andriacchi explains how long to leave your herbs in the light, when to water your plant, and when you’re free to transplant it outside:

How to start growing herbs indoors.

Tips for growing herbs indoors.

If you have any questions or want to start your own herb garden, you can visit The Plant Connection Open House on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 321 Division Street in Ishpeming.

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Terri S. Tomasini