The end of summer does not have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you do not have the time or climate for a full plot of vegetable plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers and can satisfy your desire for fresh, garden-grown greens.
Pick a place: Herbs need at least four to six hours of natural light per day to grow indoors, so choose a sunny spot near a window where they will be protected from drafts and cold.
Caring for container herbs: You will need to keep a close eye on your herb plants’ watering needs. Remember, dry topsoil is not an indication plants need water. Always water in the morning, at soil level and avoid watering the leaves, as bacteria can breed in cool, wet, damp, and dark conditions, like night time.
Make sure to fertilize your herbs. Read the label on your potting soil mix and follow the brand’s recommendations for fertilizing frequency. Timed-release granular fertilizer or a plant food you mix with water will help keep herbs nourished.
Whether you are an expert gardener or a first-time fall grower, autumn is the perfect time to fall in love with the freshness, flavor, and ease of herb gardening. You have still got time to get growing! v