Herbs grow best when placed outside, yet there are some that do fine inside in the event that we can give the correct growing conditions.
The main thought is light. Most herbs blossom in full sun. In the event that you have a full-sun presentation at your window, then you ought to be fine. The minimum measure of full-sun every day for some herbs is about 6 hours. Chives are a special case, holding up with about 4 hour’s exposure daily. Thyme loves the led grow light and can require as much as 8 ours exposure daily. During my course of growing herbs, I observed the following:
Most herbs usually incline toward well-depleting soil and don’t endure dampness or sitting in water. Using a lightweight potting mix should suffice place the pot properly and in such a way it will not sit in water.
Something else to consider is the normal life expectancy of the plant. A few herbs are annuals, finishing their lifecycle inside a year. Others are perennials and keep growing for quite a while. Annuals herbs grown outside during the summer may have a while of development left in them and do great on a bright windowsill. Perennials can keep growing for a few years and can take advantage of low-key care inside the house amid the winter to rest up for the following growing season.
Something I’ve seen is, the more aggressive or invasive a herb is outdoor, the less demanding it is when grown inside. Mint is a perfect example of this. Unless you grow them in containers, it can overwhelm an outdoor garden, and started from seed it can flourish inside. Be that as it may, the issue here is, do you truly need mint? In the end, just make sure you grow whatever herb you love.
A few herbs have problematic germination rates, so you might need to utilize starter plants (built up plants from a garden nursery) to grow indoors, or, sow a greater number of seeds than you would like to wind up with. Basil is a decent case of an eccentric seed.
When moving outdoor plants indoors, be mindful. This is an ideal opportunity to repot the plant, expel dead growth, inspect for pests, and give new, light, well-drained potting mix. In the event that there are any indications of irritations or illness, you don’t have to bring it inside.
Herbs are agreeable in direct indoor temperatures of 65 to 70°F (18 to 21°C) with moistness at 30-half.
Harvesting them regularly is ideal for some herbs. Do not harvest more 1/3 of the plant but you can take leaves or sprigs from time to time from a matured plant. This will ensure the plant blossoms and flowering is prevented. Any herb grown for their leaves will turn bitter if allowed to flower.
I’ve listed a ton of things to keep an eye out for, however, if you enjoy indoor gardening and growing herbs, it’s justified despite all the trouble. I grow some herbs salad greens and a handful of indoor vegetables from time to time and it makes me happy to know I have what I need. The idea that I can prepare my meals and make them so crisp and heavenly is breathtaking and I can do all that right from my kitchen.