Summers are almost over, which means that rain and thunderstorms are not so far. YAY! The sad news is, it also means that there is neither the chilling time nor gardening time on the balcony anymore. But if you have a small fish tank at your home, which can be easily moved, your sadness can be turned into happiness!
If you have a fish tank which is no longer in use, I have an idea! Yes, you have to use the same tank in which you once used to keep fish and other marine organisms, maybe goldfish. But now you will be using it for a completely different purpose. Talking about goldfish, I am curious to know if you have ever wondered how do goldfish lay eggs? (Check out fishxperts.com to know more.) Do they follow the same natural process or is there some difference?
Now you can turn that old fish tank, which is of no good use, into an indoor herb garden! All you have to do is follow the simple steps, that I will tell later. It is a very easy process that will take you just about an hour or two to finish. Trust me, the results will be great. You will love what you have by the end.
- An old fish tank, of any size.
- Some clay pebbles, enough to cover the bottom of the tank.
- Some organic potting soil, enough to cover 1/3 to 1/2 of the tank.
- Your favorite herb seeds like basil, rocket, parsley or any other easy-to-grow herb seeds.
- Pair of garden gloves.
- Garden tool set.
Follow these simple steps to setup your own indoor herb garden:
- First step is to wash the fish tank thoroughly, using a natural dish soap.
- Nor air dry the tank until it is completely dry.
- Cover the bottom of tank with marbles, for proper drainage.
- Now put 90% of potting soil into the fish tank.
- Next step is to moisten the soil lightly, but thoroughly, using some water.
- Now spread the herb seeds all over the potting soil.
- Next step is to cover the seeds with the rest 10% of the potting soil.
- Place the fish tank (now herb tank) at a place where it receives proper sunlight.
- Last step is to water the seeds. Keep in mind not to overfeed the herb seeds with water.
Always make sure that your herbs are free from bugs and other insects. In case you spot any, you can kill them using a homemade natural spray, that contains one part water and one part dish soap. It will help you get rid of bugs and keep your herb garden organic at the same time.
Now that you have finished all the above-mentioned steps, it is time for you to relax. You will soon notice that the seeds have started growing and are finally ready to be harvested. I am sure you feel glad to see that you will have enough herbs or perhaps other vegetables as well, for the whole year long. All the best!