Q&A: I started an indoor herb garden and could use some advice?

Question by Haunter: I started an indoor herb garden and could use some advice?
Two days ago I started an indoor herb garden in my shed. I’m trying to grow Taragon, Sage, Basil, Rosemary, and Chives. I am growing all of these from seeds. And I also have a rubber tree and a jade plant that I am growing from cuttlings.

I have been leaving the grow light on 24/7 since I planted them. I’ve watered them each once. I live in the Arizona Desert, right in the heart of the valley, so I was told that my shed with a grow light would be the best way to plant these.

My questions are basically;
How long should I leave the light on?
Would the jade/rubber plants do better in my house, only getting the natural amount of sunlight from the window, or should I leave them in the shed under the grow bulb?
And how often should I water these? I’ve been told three times a week, I just wanted to make sure.
This is the first time I’ve tried to grow anything at all, so any help or advice is appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by likeit1
Leave the herbs in the shed , however use a timer so that they get a chance to sleep at night.

have you considered a plastic dome to trap the moisture for the herbs…that way you wont need to water that often and hopefully it is not too hot in the shed.

If I had my druddgers, I wild have installed a skylight on the roof of the shed for natural light with a solar mini fan for circulation

Rubber and Jade will need some moisture so indoors sound better…the shed would be too not although both palnts are succelents.

Finall check Google for answers as well.

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  1. It all depends on the amount of room you have. It also depends on how much you wish to grow. You also need to think about weeds and pests. You will need to tend to them regularly to make sure such problems are taken care of. Growing an herbs garden is only half of the process. Make sure you understand how to properly harvest them. This process can be slightly different for each type of herb you have. Until you get them memorized, create index cards for each of them. Then you will have them on hand for quick reference.

    I hope this helps! :)