Fresh herbs are amazing, and you can grow them indoors all year round. Learn how to grow herbs indoors and what are the best herbs for the job.
Growing herbs is affordable and very possible, and this includes growing herbs indoors.
How to start growing herbs indoors
To start growing herbs indoors you need the following:
A great location
To grow herbs indoor, you are going to need a great spot in the house to grow. Herbs require a certain amount of natural light.
We recommend a window that is not block and is south facing to grow your herbs.
Checking to see how to care for your herbs in important so always read the instructions located in the seed packer or seedling pot.
The reason why is because many plants like mints that require less light can be grown on a window facing the west.
Grow herbs in right pots
Make sure that when you are growing your herbs indoors you are growing them in the correct pots.
Pots that have allow drainage and space for your plants to grow.
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Make sure you water your plants according to their needs. Depending on the soil, many soils won’t require much water. Make sure you use good soil that will stay moist longer.
Also, depending on the pot you are using to grow your herbs, you might need to water more or less.
Now that we have covered how to start an indoor herb garden let’s talk about what are the best herbs to grow indoors
What are the Best Herbs to Grow Indoors
What’s the best way to ensure you have a constant supply of fresh herbs at your disposal?
Yes, that’s right. Growing them yourself!
And guess what?
It isn’t that tricky too. Read on to discover some of the best herbs that can grow wonderfully indoors, and don’t need a lot of maintenance too!
Lets start with:
There’s a reason why chives made it to the top of the list. Hardly needing any sunlight to grow and thrive, they are one of the best plants to grow indoors.
All you need to do is pull out a bunch of it from the already established plant (along with the roots), place it in a small pot that is half full in soil, and then cover it up with some more soil.
As a cooking staple, basil may be your top choice when you’re looking for some herbs to grow indoors.
Growing it is super easy too. All you need to do is ensure that the potting soil is rich in nutrients, and that the plant is in a warm and sunny area for as long as possible.
Mint is one of the fastest growing herbs out there, and with a number of different varieties available, you just can’t go wrong with this one. Just make sure you plant them in an area that receives a bit of sunlight, and keep the soil moist at all times.
Considering the fact that you don’t actually have to grow this one in soil, lemongrass is undoubtedly one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors.
Just get your hands on a stalk at your local market- one that has the stem and the base intact, and place the stalk in 2-3 inches of water on your kitchen window sill.
In just a few days, you’ll find some new roots and shoots come up!
Both curly and flat leaf parsley are easy to grow indoors, and make for an excellent addition to your indoor garden.
Plus, parsley is super versatile too- you can add it to pretty much all of your home-cooked meals to lend it a nice touch of freshness.
If you’ve got a spot in your home that receives good sunlight for a major portion of the day, thyme can be an excellent herb to grow there. Plus, with its trailing stems and tiny leaves, it has an aesthetic appeal to it as well. Pick one from the many varieties available, and give it a shot.
We’ve saved the best for last! Rosemary is one of those herbs that you can actually end up over-watering, and if you’re someone who tends to forget to water their plants, this one is the best herb to get started with. All you need is some rich soil for this one, and you’re sorted.
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