Basil, Mint and Rock n Roll.

Plantismus, a definition by @eco_sophia would be the hoarding of plants inside your house during the quarantine mainly because your room needed to be refreshed or just because anyways, we all started new hobbies in quarantine.” 

Now, in the definition above, replace inside with inside and outside and during the quarantine with ALL YEAR LONG. Yes, you guessed it right. In today’s article ecoSophia the explorer will be sharing with you tips and tricks to start your own herb garden at home.

Maybe some basil for your homemade pesto or some peppermint for a nice cold mojito on a summer night? Meditteranean herbs are easy to grow from small plants you can find at a florist shop or even from cuttings. You can easily root them in a glass of water. Some plants, such as cilantro, are easiest to start from seeds and be replanted all year long.

When trying to start your own herb garden inside your kitchen, you need to look for 3 basic factors in order to make sure your herbs will grow happily. 

First of all, here comes the sun. Herbs need at least six hours of pure sunlight. That means you need to start your garden in south facing windows that enjoy morning or evening sun. Fear not, though. You can always opt for under grow lights, as herbs might also adjust to 12 hours of led light.  

Secondly, watering is one of the most important factors for the success of the garden project. Especially, the Mediterannean herbs need frequent watering and a moist soil -moist not soggy. 

Last but definitely not least, one of the most frequent mistakes in home gardens is the drainage of the pot. I mean, we have all been there, we see a great pot and we think we can be really careful with watering or drainage is not so needed, but, oh well, it is. A nice trick that combines drainage and design is what I like to call, the pot-ception. A pot within a pot. You can reuse plastic pots that usually come with buying a herb and add them on your selected pot. 

Take your cooking to the next level and become a little home gardener. After all, what a better combination to cooking than basil, mint and rock ‘n’ roll.

‘Till next Friday, stay curious!

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