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Kelp is a great solution not only as an organic fertilizer, but also as a soil conditioner, and it can help promote flowering.

Indoors, container-grown herbs that have been treated with a kelp solution have a much greater tolerance of dry and low-light conditions, giving you healthier plants that grow and taste better.

A spray of kelp solution can also control insects if sprayed when the pests are first noticed.

Make Your Own Kelp Spray

To make your own kelp spray, get a bottle of liquid kelp (also called seaweed extract) at any garden center or nursery.


1 tablespoon (15 ml) of liquid kelp
with 1 gallon (3.8 l) of water.

Use it for watering or apply it as a foliar spray twice a month.

A List of Some of the Best Herbs to Grow Indoors

  • All Basils (Ocimum spp.)

  • Bay (Laurus nobilis)

  • Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

  • Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)

  • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

  • Corander or Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

  • Oregano (Origanum heracleoticum)

  • Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis)

  • Sage (Salvia spp.)

  • Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis)

  • Sweet Margoram (Origanum majorana)


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