Herbs are an inseparable part of most cuisines. People all over the world use different varieties of herbs for medicinal or culinary purposes.
Herbs are so popular and essential for our daily kitchen supply that most of us like to grow them at home. That ensures that we have the freshest supply available for use in the kitchen.
Many people think that herbs can only be planted in summers or spring. However, most aromatic herbs require cool and moist climatic conditions to perform their best.
Growing herbs in the fall will make them last through the winter season and even in spring
It is best to plant herbs in containers or pots to make it through the harsh winters easily. Most herbs can be grown in containers and kept indoors, provided that they get their share of sunlight. Four to five hours of sun is enough for them to thrive well.
Apart from sunlight, herbs also need well-drained soil to grow. It is essential to ensure that the container or pots have drainage holes to drain the extra moisture. Herbs can be planted in most of the soils provided that it is rich in organic matter. If soil quality is not good, then it can be improved by adding manure or compost.
Some common herbs that can be grown during the fall season are Thyme, Rosemary, Mint, Basil, and Sage. All these herbs are easy to cultivate, and if maintained well, they can thrive well indoors. The herbs that are ready for harvest can be dried and kept in containers for later use. Dried herbs are also great and can be used in many recipes. It is essential to dry or cure them in the sun properly before storing them not to get damaged by mold or fungi.