Thinking of heading to the supermarket for herbs? Why not grow your own?! Besides, herbs don’t come cheap and any good cook will tell you that fresh is better than packaged.
And you don’t even need too much space – you can convert the space next to your kitchen sink or even use your kitchen shelves to grow herbs. With IKEA’s plethora of products, it’s easy, affordable, and best of all, you’ll have fresh ingredients in the comfort of your kitchen!
Fresh greens add character to any meal. Garnish your pasta with fresh, sweet, aromatic basil for that flavorful finishing touch or add sprigs of fresh rosemary while roasting your favorite veggies. Or even impress your friends on a weekend afternoon with lemonade and a sprig of mint straight from your herb garden.
Herbs like basil, dill, and cilantro can be grown from seeds. Get some shelving units or trolleys and pots from our stylish array and you’re good to go.
Make it a family project! Your children will love to help you cook from a home garden. So, what are you waiting for? Follow these simple steps and get started on a fulfilling gardening journey!
Step 1: Identify the herbs you want to grow. This would depend on the season and climatic conditions of where you live. Although, thanks to extensive research in indoor gardening, we can now grow herbs and vegetables all year round, using hydroponic gardening products.
Step 2: Gather your grow kit – the container to grow the herb – as well as soil and fertilizer, your gardening gloves, and choose a place that has a lot of natural light. You can begin by organizing the space: choose the right racks or trolleys, or even a step stool to place the containers on. Get organic soil and appropriate fertilizers from a home development center.
Step 3: Get the seeds of the herb you want grow and soak them overnight in water. This will speed up the germination process and you won’t have to wait too long to see your plants.
Step 4: Time to put on your gardening gloves! Fill your container with soil and sow the soaked seeds just below the surface of the soil, enough to cover it and lightly water it.
Step 5: Continue to water your herbs as and when needed.
Step 6: Voila! Enjoy fresh herbs in a multitude of ways.