5. Good potting soil is a worthwhile investment. Go cheap on some things, but not on your soil! Your plants will thank you for it and it will make a difference in your indoor garden. My favorite potting soil is Fafard and I’ve linked it here.
6. Find a great plate to go underneath each of your pots. I’ve used china but vintage plates or some copper square plates, as pictured, also work great. I’ve linked the plates here. Don’t just place them on the table as the water will leak onto your table or ruin your tablecloth.
7. Herbs love a good “Java Jolt”!! With my leftover black coffee in the morning – I pour ther remainder of the pot in my herbs. They love the acidity and will grow well for you after a little java jolt.
8. Shower your herbs! A good rinse in the sink or shower gives them a good drink and drain and it also cleans off any dust or critters on the leaves.
9. Go big or go home! I like to purchase my herbs in larger containers. Seedlings are more needy and don’t yield enough herb for immediate use. Also, don’t be afraid, before you buy your herbs – take them out of the container and check out their root system.
10. Dress up your pots with moss if you’re so inclined but there’s no real need for moss beyond your aesthetic preference. I like to see the raw dirt but moss can add a nice texture too. Have fun with it!