Do you like the taste of drinking herbal tea from a teabag? Maybe you even enjoy the laborious work that is involved in harvesting and brewing your favorite type of tea. Perhaps you are interested in learning how to grow your own herbs for personal consumption or selling. If so, a growing and planting your own herbal tea kit is an excellent way to achieve these goals. Not only will you be able to have a delicious and flavorful beverage, but also you can contribute to the care of the environment by planting fresh herbs in your community garden.
When choosing which kit you would like to purchase, keep in mind that there are both vertical and horizontal garden systems available. A vertical system is considered to be more efficient when it comes to growing larger amounts of plants at one time. The benefit to this type of kit is that the plants will grow higher up and the space that is available for growing them is increased. However, this type of system can also take more time to mature depending on the amount of herbs that need to be produced.
The cost of a growing herbs kit depends upon the size of the plant that you choose to cultivate. Typically, a kit will contain seeds that are placed into small containers. The container is commonly made from food grade plastic or glass. Some kits will include a special type of soil and fertilizer. Other kits will not include any soil or fertilizer. These types of growing herbs kits are less expensive than those that do require some soil preparation prior to planting.
One of the most appealing aspects of growing herbs is the ease with which the herbs can be harvested. Often times, the kit will include a small hand operated vacuum or mini lathe to facilitate the removal of herbs from the plant. This is particularly helpful for growing herbs in containers that have large roots. Manual harvesting of herbs is often not very efficient. In addition, manual labor can be costly.
When selecting herbs to cultivate in a kit, it is important to select herbs that grow well together. Many herbs grow better when planted at the base of a shrub or plant that has much smaller leaves on it. A common example of this is the mint plant. Mint tends to grow on fences and hedges. If the mint plant is potted and kept in the same room with other herbs, they will likely all grow better together if they are in the same growing environment.
Before purchasing a kit to grow your own herbs, you should determine the amount of space you have available for planting. Larger pots may not be appropriate for certain types of herbs. Additionally, herbs do not generally like being crowded out of their natural habitat. As a result, many herbs will do well if you are only growing a few plants of a genus. This can ensure that each plant receives enough attention to avoid overcrowding.
When growing herbs indoors, you should keep your plants well watered until they bloom. Misting the plants regularly, removing leaves, and providing a source of water can help your herbs to grow healthier. You may also choose to include some ornamental items such as fake plants that provide color and style. These decorative additions do not require any watering and may be left on your herb plant throughout the season.
When choosing how to grow your own herbs from a tea kit, it is important to consider how you will acquire the herbs and how long it will take to harvest the plants. If you plan to harvest your plants manually, you may want to think about purchasing a kit that provides seeds. If you grow your plants from a tea kit and then harvest manually, you may want to consider purchasing a kit that provides a lifeline. These kits often include a stake and a short length of rope with which to retrieve the plant once it has grown to a reasonable size.