Grow Your Own Essentials
In these times when we all want to live more consciously and healthier and try to give nature a helping hand, there is nothing more fun and good for the environment than growing your own vegetables and herbs. With the essentials from Jones Garden centre it's not only easy but a lot of fun as well!
What are some tips for growing herbs in pots on my balcony?
Growing herbs on your balcony is a wonderful way to have fresh, aromatic ingredients right at your fingertips. Here are a few tips to help you cultivate a successful herb garden in pots:
- Choose the right herbs: Herbs like basil, mint, parsley, thyme, and rosemary are well-suited for container gardening. Select herbs that you frequently use in your cooking and ensure they receive the appropriate sunlight and water requirements.
- Proper drainage: Ensure that your herb pots have drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Excess moisture can lead to root rot and other plant diseases. Place saucers under the pots to collect any excess water and avoid staining your balcony surface.
- Sunlight exposure: Most herbs thrive in full sunlight, so place your pots in an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. If your balcony has limited sunlight, consider using artificial grow lights to supplement the natural light.
- Watering and fertilisation: Herbs generally prefer consistent moisture, but be careful not to overwater. Check the soil moisture level by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, it's time to water. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every two to four weeks to promote healthy growth.