Green Garden Product Resources in Eagle River AK

Indoor winter herb gardens make it possible to enjoy fresh herbs year round. These herbs can be grown organically, in an Earth-friendly manner. The first step is to gather all necessary materials.

Shaner North
(907) 336-0103
Anchorage, AK

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Just Lawns Inc.
(907) 248-0800
3701 Huffman Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Southside Lawn Maintenance
(907) 243-2145
3550 W Dimond Blvd #307
Anchorage, AK
 
Scooper Trooper Pet Waste Removal
(907) 677-7473
Po Box 140005
Anchorage, AK
 
Cs Services Inc.
(907) 338-4167
1860 Post Rd.
Anchorage, AK
 
A-1 Lawn And Landscaping
(907) 248-7000
Po Box 244043
Anchorage, AK

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Great Alaska Lawn & Landscaping
(907) 561-5296
12870 Old Seward Hwy #114
Anchorage, AK
 
Denali Services
(907) 333-4737
1800 Twining Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Yard Chief Yard Care
(907) 337-3355
4936 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Northwood Landscaping
(907) 569-0007
5923 Rowan St
Anchorage, AK
 
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Winter Herb Garden


Shannon Buck - Columnist
Posted on Wednesday 14th October 2009


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Indoor winter herb gardens make it possible to enjoy fresh herbs year round. These herbs can be grown organically, in an Earth-friendly manner.

The first step is to gather all necessary materials.

  • Open pollinated heirloom seeds. Open pollinated, heirloom seeds are organic , traditional seeds that produce herbs from generations ago.
  • Organic compost .
  • Crushed egg shells.
  • Cooled coffee, tea water, or water from cooking vegetables or pasta.
  • Eco-friendly planters that fit on a windowsill. One planter will be needed for each type of herb.
  • Popsicle sticks and a pen or marker.

A clean surface, either indoor or out, is necessary to begin. Lay out the planters and the container of compost, as well as the rest of the items from the list above.

Fill each pot nearly full of compost. Write the names of the herbs on separate popsicle sticks and poke them part-way into the pots. Add seeds to their corresponding pots according to the manufacturers’ instructions, then top with a thin layer of crushed egg shells. The water types in the list above, as well as the compost and the crushed eggshells, will provide many nutrients that will help the herbs to grow. Water the seeds with tea, pasta or vegetable water , and place the planters on whichever windowsill will provide the most sunlight during the winter months.

Over the winter, try to keep the soil damp but not too wet.

Once the plants have grown in, begin snipping a few leaves off each plant throughout the week. Use the herbs in soups, salads and other meal components . Many herbs can also be used in tea .

Though it is not necessary to do so, it is possible to transplant the herbs outside to the garden after the last frost in the spring.

Growing herbs in an eco-friendly manner throughout the winter and adding them to your cooking will give your family a nutritional boost and provide some green to get you through the winter months.

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