- WHY GROW YOUR OWN AROMATIC HERBS?
- HOW TO MAKE AN INDOOR GARDEN FOR ITS AROMATICS
- WHAT AROMATIC PLANTS TO GROW?
- CARE OF AROMATIC HERBS
Would you like to take advantage of a small vegetable garden to grow your herbs but without a garden, terrace or balcony does that seem complicated?
Today there are many possibilities for creating a complete indoor vegetable garden and allowing you to enjoy fresh, quality products!
URBAN CUISINE has created a range of products ideal for all city dwellers who dream of enjoying their own crops directly at home. Find out how to grow aromatic herbs indoors today!
Why grow your own aromatic herbs?
Growing your own products at home, whether fruits, vegetables and herbs, has many advantages!
Benefiting from an apartment vegetable garden will above all allow you to enjoy aromatic herbs with incomparable freshness. Indeed, the products currently marketed in supermarkets have lost a large part of their nutrients and therefore of their taste before reaching the shelves, even for organic products. In terms of taste and freshness, nothing replaces foods and condiments grown directly at home and by your own care.
Our organism needs, in order to function properly, the nutrients contained in various products. By having your own herbs, you benefit from all their benefits fully and directly: minerals, vitamins and of course nutrients.
Having your food close at hand obviously has beneficial effects for your health. In fact, you will be able to enjoy healthy, unprocessed and GMO-free products all year round. Their consumption will allow you to have a more balanced diet and better for your health.
Additionally, having plants like aromatic herbs has positive effects on your mental health. Indeed, the presence of plants in a room will allow you to increase your concentration and also reduce your stress.
By having your own crops, you participate in the protection of the environment. On the one hand, you reduce your food miles to zero since you have your herbs at your fingertips. On the other hand, you only sow and harvest what you need and want and thus reduce food waste.
Finally, it is very simple to create an indoor garden whether for gardening experts, beginners or even children. Indeed, aromatic plants generally require little maintenance and so even those who do not have a green thumb can easily and quickly enjoy fresh and quality products.
How to make an indoor garden for its herbs?
To cultivate your aromatic plants , a wide choice is offered to you! Jars, pots, flower boxes , hanging or vertical vegetable garden... There are enough possibilities for you to find a way to create your indoor garden easily!
URBAN CUISINE also offers you Organic Farming labeled Cultivation Clods composed of nutrients and plant fibers to guarantee the growth of each of your plants.
If you have very little space to create your indoor garden, you can easily plant your Plant Plugs directly in jars or small containers. You can put them on the ground, on a windowsill or on a shelf depending on the space you have to grow your aromatic plants indoors.
JarsJars are a trendy alternative for creating an indoor garden. Indeed, there are many possibilities!
First of all, you just need to plant seedlings or plugs in glass jars of different sizes to obtain an original and personalized indoor garden. You can also take out your stock of jam jars to sow more varieties!
You can simply line a set of jars on your counter or shelf for easy access and a charming look. But you can also choose to create a hanging vegetable garden with your jars if you have an empty section of wall.
Size, color, shape... There are many types of pots and many combinations to create an indoor garden that suits you!
The classic earthen pots will be perfect on a balcony or terrace because they are very weather resistant. Of course, you can also put them in your kitchen!
Plastic pots often take up a little less space. If you have little space, they can be very practical. You can easily put them on the ground or choose to create a hanging vegetable garden!
Generally, a pot is used to grow a plant. However, you can also choose to sow all of your herbs in a large pot if you have enough space. It will still be necessary to pay attention to the needs of each of the plants!
URBAN CUISINE offers you Cork Pots with a sleek design that blend in very well with all your rooms! Small and light, you can move and rearrange them whenever you want. Each Cork Pot allows you to grow a plant of Spearmint , Common Chives , Great Green Basil or Flat Parsley . Alone, in duo or in trio , Cork Pots are a perfect decorative element!
The pots are also ideal if you want to create several small indoor vegetable gardens. You can mix the types of pots and make a theme for each of your rooms!
If you prefer to have all your aromatic plants in the same place, you can opt for a window box! Once again, many kinds of flower boxes exist!
A window box allows you to grow two to three aromatic herbs simultaneously. It is important not to sow too many seeds of different varieties in the same window box because you risk not enjoying good harvests.
URBAN CUISINE offers you a window box in durable metal that you can therefore place both inside and outside on your window sill if you wish. It will allow you to grow two herb plants of your choice among Green Mint, Common Chives, Great Green Basil and Flat Parsley .
Our Window box comes with a sachet of substrate and a sachet of marbles to facilitate your experience. It is therefore a real little ready-to-use kit for beginners or children!
The indoor garden composed
Depending on the space you have, you can make a real small indoor vegetable garden using both jars, pots and window boxes!
To take up as little space as possible, you can choose to put them vertically: hung or placed on shelves to create a real green wall!
It is also possible to create an indoor garden with low furniture and stools and stools. This way, you ensure that each plantation has enough room to grow and you can have easy access to each of them.
The Connected Indoor Vegetable Garden
For cooking enthusiasts who want to enjoy many aromatic plants at home, URBAN CUISINE has created a Connected and customizable indoor vegetable garden ! This vegetable garden will allow you to grow twenty plants of your choice all year round and simultaneously.
If you don't have a lot of time to devote to your plants, don't worry the Vegetable Garden is optimized. All settings such as temperature and humidity are automated thanks to a system integrated into the Vegetable Garden to guarantee the growth of all your plants!
Made of wood, it will be discreet in your apartment or house while bringing an original touch to your interior!
What aromatic plants to grow in your apartment or house?
Most aromatic herbs grow very well indoors! You can easily grow these aromatic plants:
So many herbs that you can use in many recipes and that will bring taste and freshness to all your dishes.
At URBAN CUISINE, we offer you the opportunity to cultivate four varieties thanks to our Cultivation Clods: Green Mint, Great Green Basil, Flat Parsley and Common Chives. These four varieties are very simple to maintain and are also found in various and varied recipes. On our blog, you can find our recipe ideas!
The maintenance of aromatic herbs
First of all, to promote the growth of your plants , you will have to sow your seeds or plant your Cultivation Clods in a suitable container. Depending on the container you have chosen, it will be necessary to ensure that the depth of it is sufficient for the roots of the plants. Indeed, some plants like mint are more invasive than others and need pots at least 30 centimeters deep to grow properly.
To carry out its growth, each aromatic plant has particular needs for water and natural light . If you are a beginner in gardening, we advise you to plant each herb in a different container to avoid overwatering plants that cannot tolerate humidity. However, you can plant herbs together that have the same water and sun needs.
We invite you to discover our maintenance tips for our four favorite herbs: Green Mint, Great Green Basil, Flat Parsley and Common Chives !
1. Spearmint to grow indoors
Spearmint is a rather invasive plant and it is therefore advisable to grow it alone in a pot. It will be necessary to take care of weeding if necessary and to cut the crops regularly.
To grow properly, this plant requires room temperature and therefore very easy to grow indoors. It will have to be placed in a semi-shaded place without forgetting to expose it a few times to the sun. Regarding its water needs, you will have to keep the Motte always moist since the Spearmint particularly appreciates humidity.
2. Big green basil
Grand Vert Basil needs more exposure to natural light compared to Spearmint. It is advisable to place it on a window sill, especially in winter, so that it is exposed to the sun for at least 6 hours every day. It will be necessary to ensure that it is at least 15°C so that the plant can grow properly.
The Grand Vert Basil needs a lot of water. It will be necessary to think of watering it regularly. If the leaves of the Basil begin to wither, then it will be imperative to give it water!
3. Flat-leaf parsley to maintain indoors
Flat Parsley has special needs during its germination phase. It should be exposed to the sun while enjoying a temperature of around 15°C. During this phase, it will be important to keep the soil moist so that it can grow properly.
After this phase, Flat Parsley requires little maintenance. It tolerates higher temperatures and will only need occasional watering.
4. Common chive maintenance
Common Chives , like Flat Parsley, have different needs during their germination phase. During this one, it will be necessary to avoid exposing it directly to the sun because this plant is very fragile. For watering, it will be necessary to keep the Motte moist and therefore to water it regularly.
Once adult, the Common Chive can be exposed to the sun. It should be watered only when the root ball becomes dry because it no longer appreciates humidity.
For all these varieties, you can harvest your first crops a few weeks after planting them and thus quickly enjoy fresh aromatic herbs in your dishes ! For additional opinions and advice, find our maintenance tips and our recipes on our blog!