How Not to Grow Herbs
December 5, 2009 § Leave a comment
After a month of growing herbs in my kitchen, I now feel confident in offering advice on how not to grow herbs:
1- Don’t grow them in your kitchen window because the light is not sufficient. This means that your plants get ‘leggy’, (this terminology I’ve stumbled across in gardening sites) that as best I can tell means you plants are more stems than leaves. Notice how my plants are all tall and leaning?
2- Don’t haphazardly move you plants around in an attempt to get them better light. The plants end up growing rather wavy.
3-Or maybe don’t try to grow plants in the fall in Western Washington. It turns out that sunshine is rather scarce here.
4- Don’t use pots without drainage holes. It turns out that one the most common mistakes that people make in growing plants indoors is over-watering them.