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Whether To Grow Herbs Indoors or Outdoors



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It can be difficult to decide whether you should be growing herbs indoors or outdoors, as there are pros and cons to each. Here, we have put together a handy guide to help you choose the best spot for your kitchen garden. Keep reading to find the answers to the questions you have about both indoor and outdoor herb growing!

Gardening Indoors Pros

  • Herbs will make your home smell amazing.
  • You’ll have more control over things, such as water and temperature.
  • You get easy access when using them for cooking.
  • Having plants about will improve your mood!

Gardening Indoors Cons

Basil Plant Pot Pruned, Grown Indoors | Season HerbsLess room and less light! Both of these make it difficult to keep plants indoors, but don’t be afraid to rearrange some things to keep your plants happy. Perhaps a plant shelf? Hanging plant pots? Balconies are a great place to keep herbs. Or, if you want to keep things simple, make some room on the windowsills that get the most light. Your herbs are worth it, so don’t be afraid to move some things about to get the job done.

Finding the right pot

It can be tricky to find the right sized pot for what you are buying, but don’t let that stop you! Ask for advice and take measurements before buying, it’s an important question, so don’t feel like you can’t know before you buy. But, if you find yourself with a pot that is either too big or too small, remember that a smaller pot means the soil drains quicker so you may need more water. 

If the pot is too big the soil dries slower, so be careful to not add too much. Another question you may have is whether or not you should buy a pot with holes, draining the water is very important for your herbs, so keep them in the container they arrive in and simply place that into another pot, or buy a pot with a hole at the bottom. Then, make sure to tip out any extra water, or add a tray at the bottom to catch it.

Plants indoors means mud indoors

Though gardening can be a messy process, that doesn’t mean that you need to worry. Find a container or sink and keep it under your plants when it’s time to harvest, check on them or change pots. You could also take them outside for the messy bits, if you are able to. That being said, plants don’t go leaving tracks of mud around your house, so don’t be afraid to keep them inside with you.

Gardening Outdoors Pros

  • The water is free and the sunlight is plentiful, which is great for herbs as they like a lot of light.
  • You end up with a beautiful garden.
  • It gives you extra room to work with.
  • More room means more plants!

Gardening Outdoors Cons

If you put your herbs in an area where they are exposed to the Basil Grown Outdoors in Planter | Season Herbselements, then they could become overwatered! To help with this, think about placing your plants in an area which gets a lot of sunlight, use materials like bark and stones to improve drainage, and make sure the area is sheltered. If you do this, then your herbs should stay nice and healthy looking.

If your herbs are struggling, it can be tricky to work out which variable is the cause and how you should react, but just remember, a plant will give you signs when something is wrong. So, if you want to know some of the signs to look out for, check out our last blog.

Bugs and insects will find your plants! But Peppermint and Lavender can repel them. And, if you want something to keep the pests away from you while you garden, try Rosemary. If this is a topic you’d like to learn lots more about, make sure to stick with SEASON!

So, with a few of the pros and cons laid out for you, which is best? Well, that depends on what you think works best for you, so take some time to think about which you like the sound of most. Just remember, there is always room for SEASON’s herbs, no matter where you decide to put them!



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