Plants are essential elements in any house as they contribute to make energy flow freely around and through a home. Indoor house plants in particular are an incredible representation of longevity, balance and prosperity; these are enough reasons to include them as part of your home’s decorating accessories, aren’t they?
Whether you choose large or small indoor plants and flowers, they are wonderful at creating attractive focal points as well as enhancing the entire mood in your home. Hence, I have decided to share with you some interesting ideas about indoor garden for your kitchen that might boost your kitchen style and also activate a positive energy in such important room.
Small yet eye- catching terrarium
The best feature of terrariums is that they are beautiful decor addition, and at the same time they bring greenery to indoor spaces; terrariums are perfect basically for anywhere of your home or office, you just need to make sure they are placed in a well- lit spot and that’s it. Moreover, terrariums are small projects that everybody can do, since they can be done on a budget and even your kids can be part of the creation process. This type of indoor garden idea for your kitchen is an excellent way to add a little green and a great oxygen booster to such important room of any home.
You can start your tiny terrarium project by installing some inches of charcoal at the base of the container you have chosen as the right size for your kitchen terrarium, then fil your container one- third full with a mixture of charcoal and soil, the next step will be to carefully remove the pants you have selected from their container and position them on top of the soil, be sure to proper spacing them so you allow enough room between them for additional soil. Next, use your hands to pack soil and tuck your plants deep enough into the soil so you cover all plant roots; using gloves position moss on top of the soil as well as between the plants. Water your plants and make sure you test the soil for moisture every time you water your terrarium.
Mason jars for your cooking herbs
Mason jars are awesome due to the fact that they can be tailored- made to fit in any indoor space. They are also readily available, inexpensive and have an authentic style that endures, furthermore, if you opt for mason jars in your kitchen, you won’t have any problem at transplanting your growing herbs because with them you take advantage of the convenience and ease they can give to your indoor gardening. Mason jars will definitely provide your kitchen with an attractive cooking herb garden that is really easy to assemble.
Hanging indoor herb garden
What I really like about a hanging herb garden in your kitchen is that it saves you a lot of space in this area, which can easily become a real clutter but most importantly provides your kitchen with a fresh and pleasant look. Fresh herbs make anything you cook tasty and fresh; with a hanging herb garden in your kitchen, you have the chance to use any of your favorite herbs in any of your recipes; cilantro, basil, parsley, chives and dill are some of the most amazing cooking herbs you can think of to plant in your kitchen hanging garden, and the best part in that there is no need to take up any countertop space.
Bookshelf herb garden
This is a highly recommended idea for a home style that is not that shabby chic, but is rather more mid- century mod. Keep your kitchen herbs growing indoors by remembering that most culinary herbs grow best with at least five to six hours of bright light, so take this into consideration before deciding where to place your bookshelf garden. Oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme are super useful plants you might want to have in your kitchen when preparing your favorite dishes, therefore you will also need to take into account that watering them will depend on the size and type of each of them, the size and type of the container you choose for them and the time of the year too.
To own a bookshelf herb garden that looks at its very best, you will need to pay attention to the watering aspect; and the best way to know if any of your plants need water is to stick your finger one inch into the soil, if the soil feels dry then it is time to water.
Glass herb garden
Another great way to bring more beauty to your kitchen is by considering the idea of pot your herbs in clear decorative glasses and hang them from hooks across your kitchen’s windows. Take glass or porcelain containers, small vases, jars or drinking glasses and let your creativity flow in order to create a pleasant indoor herb garden where you can grow ornamental plants, or cooking herbs that will enhance your favorite recipes. To achieve an eclectic look in your kitchen, strive to use mismatched glass containers or if you want to keep it coordinated with the entire style of your kitchen, then choose one color for your glass containers and paint them on a matching motif.