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10 Herbs to Grow If You Live in a Condo

By Mike in Urban Lifestyle with 0 Comments

If you are gardener who decides to purchase a condo in downtown San Diego for sale, you can still nurture your green thumb by growing a small herb garden in your new home, particularly if you have fresh air and sunshine coming through your windows.

The transition from outdoor gardening to kitchen gardening is not challenging if you know what to do. A windowsill garden can grow in just a few weeks and become a wonderful source of taste for the meals you prepare at home. There is something very satisfying about being able to harvest a few basil leaves you grew yourself and add zest to your Italian cuisine recipes. With this in mind, here are 10 herbs you can easily grow in your condo.

1. Tarragon

You may be able to grow tarragon as a seedling, but your best bet is to choose a mature plant from your local nursery and allow it to die inside your condo. Once the leaves are wilted, move the pot to your windowsill so it can get sunshine while you apply fertilizer.

2. Cilantro

This staple of Latin American cuisine grows better when it starts off as an indoor seedling. You will need soil mixed with sand along with liquid fertilizer. Be careful not to overwater.

3. Bay

If you have room on your windowsill or balcony, you can grow a bay shrub as long as you give it room and fresh air.

4. Green Onions

Green onions are very easy to grow. Simply purchase green onion stalks, remove the leafy part and stick the root end in a bottle with water. Be sure the bottle gets plenty of sun, and clip the leafy ends when needed for a recipe.

5. Oregano

Ask your local nursery to clip a nice healthy section of a mature and healthy oregano plant. The tip can be planted in an indoor pot with moderate watering.

6. Parsley

Like cilantro, parsley can grow indoors as long as it gets plenty of sun and is raised inside your condo as a seedling. This herb should be misted with water in the early morning before the sun comes up.

7. Rosemary

The fresh smell of this aromatic herb makes it ideal for a condo. You will need to clip a healthy tip of rosemary and keep it in a moist environment until it starts to develop a root. At this point, you can transfer it to a small pot that you should not keep to close to other herbs. You may need to clip it often to avoid overgrowth.

8. Sage

Similar to rosemary, sage will develop a root from the tip of a mature plant. However, it does not require being kept in a fully moist environment before transferring to a pot.

9. Chervil

This excellent spice for fish marinades can grow at a temperature of just 70 degrees, but it develops slowly.

10. Basil

An Italian cuisine staple, basil requires planting as a seed and needs as much sunlight as possible. This herb is better for the balcony.

Indoor gardening is just one of many pastimes you can enjoy if you adopt an urban lifestyle and move to the downtown San Diego area. If you’re looking for downtown San Diego real estate for sale, whether it’s for a condo, loft, or penthouse, get in touch with 92101 Urban Living. We can show you the latest listings and help you find your downtown dream home. Give us a call today at 619-649-0368. ')}