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Today I’m excited to share this True Leaf Market kitchen herb garden kit that’s helping our family grow some herbal tea herbs. The world is full of sickness, and while the cold & flu season seems to be nearing an end, it’s always great to have some herbal tea options around the home.
Benefits of Herbal Tea
There are so many benefits of herbal tea such as help with falling asleep or relaxing. We’ve long since used herbal tea in the home for aches and pains as well as a natural alternative to over the counter sleep medications.
- Herbal tea can help with inflammation.
- Improve digestion.
- Boost the immune system.
- Reduce signs of aging.
- Relieve stress and anxiety.
- Lowers blond pressure.
The key to getting all of the benefits of your indoor herb garden for herbal tea, is to know which herbs work best for the herbal tea you prefer. If you want to relieve stress and anxiety, as an example, you may want to drink Chamomile herbal tea.
How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden
The True Leaf Market kitchen herb garden kit came in a box like this with a list of contents on the back.
Inside everything was neatly packaged and/or bagged inside the mini-greenhouses. It had a variety of seed packets that included some I requested.
Please note, that some of the seeds featured and referenced below are not necessarily what’s included in the actual True Leaf Market kitchen herb garden kit.
The seeds I had were catnip, lemon balm, yarrow, fennel, purple coneflower, hyssop, chamomile, rosemary, lavender, lemon mint, peppermint, sage, and calendula.
After unpacking everything, I chose what plants to grow in the first seed holder. Since there were twelve rows per miniature greenhouse I started out by choosing six plants to start.
The instructions noted to choose plants that didn’t have invasive tendencies to start in close containers like this, so the ones I chose were sage, peppermint, lemon mint, rosemary, purple coneflower, and lavender.
One seed pellet was put inside of each slot of the seed starter spots as the instructions said. Some got two technically because I noticed some of the pellets were smaller than others and was trying to better distribute the soil amount.
After, the instructions tell you to put one and a half cups of water in the bottom of the white part of the seed holders then insert the part with the soil pellets into it. You have to hold the black part down for a few seconds to get it to let water in faster.
When the seed holder is put together, you’re supposed to wait about five minutes for the soil to fully expand and moisten. It starts to expand quickly, I had to keep an eye on it and gently move some of the soil because some expanded out of the seed holder.
Although the pellets soak up the water and are mostly expanded after five or so minutes, you have to move around the soil a little on your own because I had some spots that were overfull or full to the brim and others that were underfilled.
Then, I gently poked a hole in each of the plant spots for the seeds and stopped to prepare the seed markers.
I used a permanent marker to write each of the plant names on two markers since there would be two spots for each. You could customize this more by using colorful markers or fancy writing.
I put three seeds for each plant into their proper places and covered the holes, this was hard to show in picture form because most of the seeds were very small and dark.
The seed markers were put in the corresponding spots along an edge that was on the side of the soil that wouldn’t make them cast a shadow over the plants as I put seeds in so I wouldn’t mark the wrong plants.
Since a few of the soil spots weren’t fully moist, I sprayed a little water on top and covered the miniature greenhouse then put it in front of the window to let them grow.
The instructions in the kit also give you help on transplanting started seeds via container or in the ground on the back, which will come in handy when these grow larger.
This is just the start of having a beautiful indoor herb garden thanks to the True Leaf Market kitchen herb garden kit and True leaf Market garden seed packets that made it super simple to get our indoor herb garden started!