Create an Indoor Fragrant Herb Garden

A fragrant herb garden is full of herbs that possess light and refreshing scents that are valued for their aromatic qualities. There is a huge assortment out there, each with their own unique scents and benefits. From refreshing, citrus-like fragrances to one-of-a-kind woody aromas, there’s a fragrant herb for every individual nose out there. 

Whether you are an experienced gardener or not, a fragrant herb garden is a great addition to your home as it’s easy to tend to and offers a variety of benefits such as culinary, medicinal and even pest repellent. It offers the perfect place to unwind after a long day and uplift your spirits with the multi-sensory pleasures they provide.

How To Set Up Your Garden

Here are the basic components you’ll need as well as steps to create your own fragrant herb garden.

What You’ll Need:

  • Your choice of baby fragrant herbs
  • Planters or pots with saucers
  • Soil and soil amendment
  • Proper sunlight

Step 1 – Pick a location

There are plenty of ways to get creative and make your indoor herb garden a charming addition to your home. However, it’s crucial that you make sure that they have access to enough sunlight. This includes a sunny windowsill, sun porch or another area in your home that generally gets plenty of sunlight.

Step 2 – Choose a planting aesthetic

This step is all about getting creative and designing a fragrant herb garden that fits your unique style. Choose something that fits your style and matches your aesthetic.

Step 3 – Amend your soil

A soil amendment is any material added to soil to improve its properties, such as water retention, permeability, water infiltration, drainage, aeration and structure.

Types of soil amendments:

  • Peat Moss
  • Coco Coir
  • Perlite
  • Leaf Mold
  • Bark

The goal of a soil amendment is to provide a better environment for the roots and ensure a solid foundation for your precious herbs. Make sure they are properly mixed into your soil before planting.

Step 4 – Plant your herbs

Choose which herbs best fit what you are looking for whether its for aromatherapy, culinary purposes, or aesthetics. Remove your baby herb plants from their containers and tease the roots slightly. Then you’ll want to place your herbs into freshly amended soil in their new pots or planters. Don’t forget to add these printable labels to each of your herbs to keep up with them.

herb garden printable labels

Now that you know how to set up your garden, check out FragranceX’s infographic below to find some of the most popular fragrant herbs to add to your garden this winter.

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