Early Start Organic Indoor Herb Garden

If you're anything like me, you wish spring would start a few weeks earlier. You crave warm weather, flip flops, and spring wardrobe options. You're sick of the cloudy, rainy weather, and you wish you could leave home without a jacket and not freeze. This is me every single year. 

I decided to let spring gardening start a little earlier than usual this year, indoor with a small herb garden that I will later move outside. It's simple, and it helps brighten your space. I am lucky enough to have a Mom who gardens, so this seems like second nature to me. But I realized, if no one ever taught me, I might not know how to do this. I figured I'd share the basics of starting an organic herb garden indoors just a few weeks early. By summer, you'll be able to woo all your friends with flavor-packed foods! Yum! 

What you need:
Organic potting soil
Organic seed packets of whichever herbs you wish to plant
Starter cups for your plants (you can use styrofoam cups and poke holes in the bottom, too)
A plastic or metal container (that water won't go through)
Seran Wrap

 Biodegradable starter cups for plants. 

Biodegradable starter cups for plants. 

 Organic Seeds! 

Organic Seeds! 

 Organic potting mix - made from food waste (compost!) - how cool is that? 

Organic potting mix - made from food waste (compost!) - how cool is that? 

 My metal bins for holding the cups

My metal bins for holding the cups

Fill each cup with potting soil. See instructions on the back of the seed packets for how deep to bury your seeds. When you're done planting, give each cup a little bit of water. Place the cups inside your plastic or metal bin(s). Keep the seed packets to see how long it takes for your seeds to germinate, how much sun they need, etc. 

When you're all done it should look like this: 

The last step is to cover the bins with seran wrap. It creates a little micro-greenhouse for your plants to grow. Happy Earth Day!

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