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Direct VS Indirect Light: Finding the Right Level of Sunlight for Plants

Fresh herbs are some of the easiest and most exciting plants to grow, both indoors and outdoors. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, it is possible to have an herb garden bursting with flavor and fragrance. However, some plants may need more sun than others! It is therefore important to allow the appropriate level of sunlight for each plant. 

When it comes to the type of light plants need, the term "direct light" almost always refers to unfiltered outdoor sunlight.

On the other hand, some plants only need "partial sunlight" or "partial direct light". These species do well outdoors, in a place that gets only part of the day's sun, for example along a wall of a house or under a pergola, or part of the day indoors, in front of a window. These species therefore also grow well with fewer hours of direct sunlight.

The sunniest, least windy site in your garden or home will be ideal for your herb garden. Herbs are divided into groups based on their requirements, such as hydration. The article Gardener's Sheet for Beginners might teach you more about plant requirements. Plants that require a lot of sun should be grouped with other herbs that require a lot of sun, and plants that tolerate shadow should be grouped together. The key to a good herb garden is location. 

Allowing herbs four to seven hours of direct sunlight per day is a good rule of thumb. Chervil, lemon balm, and mint may only require four hours of direct sunlight every day. They will still grow if they get very little direct sunshine per day, but they will grow less thick than if they get more hours of sunlight. Basil, dill, oregano, and rosemary, on the other hand, require more sun (seven hours or more).

All you have to do now is place your Korto planter in the sun, either on your balcony or in your yard. Then, for plants that don't need as much sun (for example, mint)... More than enough direct sunlight will never be abusive! Tell yourself that the sunlight for a basil plant... It's a bit like happiness for humans! There can never be too much of it!

Now that you know the sunlight needs of your plants... Korto wishes you many hours of sunshine and happiness with your herbs this summer... Without forgetting the sunscreen for you, human!


Recommendations for sun exposure of herbs

Reaches its full potential in direct sunlight

Reaches its full potential under indirect or partial sunlight








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