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Grow Your Own Indoor Herb Garden at The Apartments at CityCenter

With all the steel and cement of city living, sometimes you need a touch of green to stimulate balance. As DC continues to move through its great revitalization, sustainability and living green have really come to the forefront. Urban farming has emerged as a more hands on way to produce healthier vegetation. The concept was rooted in an effort to combat “food deserts”, areas within the city with shortages of fresh produce. The farms quickly kicked off the desire for more locally sourced food for restaurants and and became community unifiers.

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While a farm is little out of reach, living in an apartment is no excuse for not giving your culinary masterpieces a dash of homegrown freshness! The floor to ceiling windows in your new home at The Apartments at CityCenter provide the perfect amount of light for your very own herb garden. From basil to thyme, you can grow whatever herbs you like easily with these tips.

Some of the best types of herbs to grow indoors are:

1. Basil
2. Bay
3. Tarragon
4. Thyme
5. Chives
6. Rosemary
7. Sage
8. Parsley
9. Chervil

The proper combination of water, light and temperature will be important to your plants survival. Plants love the sun, but not too much heat. South facing windows are the best and the temperature should be somewhere between 60 and 75 degrees.

The right amount of water can be tricky; plants don’t like to be thirsty but over-watering can do just as much damage. Pot drainage is important! Adding sand to your potting soil help promote proper drainage, the type of pots you use will also impact the amount of water needed. Clay pots need more water than plastic ones!

You can order an indoor garden starter kit online or by taking a trip to the Home Depot a few Metro stops away. Happy gardening!

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