Over the past few months, many have become plant lovers or simply plantitos and plantitas. People have started gardening and planting in their own backyards and taking care of small plants inside their homes as a form of relaxation while also giving a sense of productivity amid the quarantine period.
On the other hand, there are also some who have been exploring in the kitchen, whipping up dishes and desserts for their and their loved ones’ personal consumption. And to make an earning from their newfound interest, most of these people have turned their hobbies into an online business.
Both planting and cooking have helped many cope up with the stresses of the pandemic—which is why it would seem fun if we could combine it! And how would we do that, you might ask? The answer is through herb gardening! (Read: Here’s Why You Must Try Urban Gardening, According to Miss PH Earth 2020)
Here, we give you some tips on how to start your own herb garden at home, so you could begin your journey to becoming a plantito or plantita who is also good at cooking!
Tip #1: Know which herbs you want to grow.
Different herbs are used for different dishes which is why it is ideal to think of and list which are your usual dishes and which herbs are used for it. It would also be good if you do some research on which herbs work best for which dishes!
Tip #2: Look for a good spot to grow your herbs in.
Just like any other plant, herbs need an ideal setup for them to grow. This is why it is essential to find a spot inside your home or outside in the garden where the plant will get enough nutrients and sunlight.
Tip #3: Choose the appropriate soil and fertilizer.
Soil and fertilizers serve as a plant’s food source that’s why it is a must to figure out what type of soil and fertilizer works best with your chosen herb/s. Different herbs and plants require different types of soil for them to grow properly and get enough nutrients. Do some research before getting plants so you’d know if you can actually purchase the type of soil from a nearby store. (Read: Your Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Herbs and Spices)