Cooler weather is right around the corner and if you're anything like us you'll soon be trading in your light summer salads and pastas for hardier meals to keep you full and warm. Regardless, most people who have trouble consistently meal prepping and maintaining a healthy eating plan often complain that lack of flavor and variety is what keeps them from making the full commitment. This is where having an herb garden at your finger tips becomes the ultimate hack to staying on track!
Growing an herb garden on your windowsill can give you fresh flavor at your finger tips all fall/winter long and you don't have to be a supreme green thumb to have success! Read on to learn how to master the art of growing herbs so you can master your meal prep skills to hit your fitness goals this fall!
Feed your herbs every other month with a fertilizer labeled for use on edibles. Start by using it at only about 1/2 the recommended strength. Herbs have more concentrated flavor if they are grown without a lot of fertilizer.
If you are seeing a lot of wispy, delicate growth, lessen the amount or frequency of fertilizer. If your plants look like they are struggling, give them a bit more. You will need to adjust your fertilizer schedule with the seasons. In general, they will grow slower in winter than in summer and will need less food then.
Allow the plants some time to acclimate to their new home. Once you start seeing new growth, you can start using your herbs. With most herbs, you can snip 2 - 3 inches of the tips off, to encourage more branching. For bushy herbs, like parsley and cilantro, you can cut entire stems from the outside of the plants. New growth will fill in.
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