The Grands

The Grands

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First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!

Monday, March 16, 2009

How to Begin an Indoor Herb Garden

This is going to be the first time
I have tried growing herbs on the
inside. I've grown them in pots
outside before, they started out
really pretty, but after several weeks
something started eating on them..
If you have ever grown herbs on the
inside please let me know how yours
did.
Hope You enjoy.



Herbs are a beautiful addition to every garden and a magnificent way to liven up the scents and sights of any home when grown indoors.Growing herbs indoors has the added beauty of livening up a home year round. Here is a simple guide to get you started!



Step 1

Determine which herbs you will like to plant, purchase in either plants or seeds. Select which type of pots you will prefer, will you grow your herbs individually or in large containers? Make sure your selection permits enough drainage for the herbs. Choose pots that are at least 12 inches deep.

Step 2

Select which soil you will use. A variety are available, which include organic, soilless, clay and potting soil. . Choose a soil that is rich and nutrients, a good soil could contain organic material of some degree and at least 25% humus. Prepare your soil, by loosening in the bag. Break the soil down with a fork or your hands if you don’t mind getting a little dirt on your hands.

Step 3

In the containers, place 2 inches of soil. Lay in herb plants, allowing plenty of space for growth. Then fill container with soil leaving approximately 1 ½ inches of soil. Water lightly. Herbs do not do well in overly saturated soils so be cautious not to over do it.

Step 4

Place herbs in a location that they will get the best sunlight such as an area facing south or southeast. Herbs benefit the best when given at least 5 hours of sunlight. If this is not a likely option, you can always purchase a fluorescent lamp. If the use of a lamp is needed, locate it about 18” from the herbs and allow to run no longer then 10 hours a day.

Step 5

It is not necessary to fertilize herbs, but if you opt to use a fertilizer once a month that is labeled to be safe for edible foods. Trim herbs regularly for longevity and health. Avoid trimming foliage down to 1/3 of an inch.

6 comments:

Shirl said...

Hello, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my creative ventures! Love you blog!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Thank you so much for stopping my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment, and for the lemonade award!! I humbly accept it!!
You are a lady after my heart when talking about herbs!!! LOVE THEN JUST LOVE THEM !!!All of the instructions you gave are great, Much success and enjoy them and keep me posted on how they are doing. If we lived near each other we would have a good time sharing about herb growing and sharing plants!! I so enjoy your blog.
Blessings,
Sue

Smilingsal said...

Sorry, but I'm no help to you. I do not have a green thumb--not even on St. Patrick's Day!

Angie said...

I have always wanted to try this. Thanks for the tips!

Jessica said...

Hi Vikki~

I'm so glad you came by for a visit. Your blog is adorable. I've always wanted to grow herbs but I've never tried. I did have some celantro last year and a tomato plant but the bluebirds kept eating my tomatos. :)

Hope to hear from you again soon!

Hugs~ J

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