There is absolutely no denying that the summertime is almost over. In fact, according to the latest local weather forecast, today, Friday, september 11th 2015, is the very last day of a sunny,
hot warm summer day this year.
Afterward, it is going to be a lot of rain and thunderstorms across the whole country. There is also a high probability of small hail and gusty winds this weekend. Unfortunately, there is neither chilling time nor gardening time on the balcony for me anymore.
As you might imagine how glad I am that I have had a small container herb garden, which can easily be moved inside the house. I am also very happy that I have succeeded to turn my old fish tank into a thriving indoor herb garden.
If you have had an old fish tank yourself and you want to turn it into an indoor herb garden, please keep on reading because this blog post is definitely for you. Let’s go ahead and get started with these following simple steps on how to turn an old fish tank into an indoor herb garden:
What you need:
- An old fish tank of all sizes (mine is 36 x 22 x 26 cm = 14 x 8.6 x 10 inch).
- Same small clay balls or plastic balls (I use some small sized marbles): enough to cover the bottom of your old fish tank.
- Some potting soil: enough to cover 1/3 to 1/2 of your old fish tank.
- Some herb seeds (mine are basil, red basil, rucola/salad rocket and other easy-to-grow herb seeds).
- Some water.
What you need to do:
- Wash the fish tank thoroughly using a natural dish soap.
- Dry the fish tank.
- Cover the bottom of the fish tank with the marbles for drainage.
- Put 90% of the potting soil into the fish tank.
- Moisten the potting soil lightly but thoroughly with some water.
- Spread the herb seed over the potting soil.
- Cover the herb seed with the 10% of the potting soil.
- Place the fish tank where it can get a full sunlight (mine is on my windowsill).
- Water them regularly but do not overwater.
Always make sure that your herb garden is free from bugs and other insects. And if you spot them, you can use a homemade natural spray, which contains 50% of water and 50% of dish soap to get rid of the bugs and keep your herb garden organic in the same time.
Now, it is time for you to relax and wait until the herb seed starts to grow and is finally ready to be harvested. I am sure that you’ll be glad that you’ll have enough herbs and perhaps other vegetables for the whole year long.
Do you have something to add about this subject? Please share your comment in the comment section below. Thank you and happy indoor gardening!