Growing an Indoor Herb Garden for Your Pets - Your pets benefit from fresh herbs just as much as you do, and it’s simple to grow many pet-friendly herbs indoors. Just be sure to plant each one in rich, organic soil and fertilize with non-chemical fertilizers. Avoid plastic pots, too, to prevent leaking. Stone and porcelain work well. Bonus: You can use these fresh herbs (well, maybe not the catnip) in your own cooking! Lemon Grass A staple in Thai cooking, lemon grass smells like fresh lemon and has been credited with deterring fleas. It’s pet-safe if your dogs choose to munch on a bit of the fresh grass. Scatter pots of lemongrass around your outdoor space to deter pesky mosquitoes, too. To grow, purchase fresh lemon grass at the store and use the stalks to whip up a delicious Thai dinner. Then, set the bulbous root in a jar of water on a sunny windowsill. Allow the roots to grow for a few weeks—changing the water regularly—then trim down the stems and pot the roots in a rich soil mix. Water well and transplant as neede
Your dogs & cats benefit from fresh herbs just as much as you do, and it’s simple to grow many pet-friendly herbs indoors.
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