The best seeds for your indoor herb garden are the ones that are easy to grow. Some herbs require different conditions, like a lot of sunlight or soil that’s particularly rich in nutrients. But if you’re looking to start an herb garden indoors, then all of these options will work just fine—and they’ll taste delicious when you use them in recipes!
Sage is a perennial herb, so it’ll stay in your garden for years to come. Sage is also one of the easiest herbs to grow from seed, which makes it a good choice if you’re just getting started with growing indoors and outdoors. If you’re looking to grow sage indoors, follow these steps:
- Buy organic sage seeds that have been tested by third-party labs (to ensure freshness).
- Soak them overnight before planting them in soil in small pots or trays. Water regularly until they sprout (about two weeks).
- Plant the sprouted seeds into larger containers until they can be planted outside safely (in about three months).
Lavender seeds are easy to find, and they’re among the easiest to grow. They can be purchased online or at your local greenhouse.
Germinating lavender seeds is a cinch: simply soak them overnight in warm water, then plant them in soil that’s damp but not soggy. The seeds should germinate in five days or so.
Once they’ve sprouted, keep the soil moist and give your little plants plenty of light—they need it to grow! Once they reach about 10 inches (25 cm) tall, you can transplant them into pots or other garden containers. If you have already started growing lavender from seedlings instead of just seeds, skip this step entirely!
Lavender thrives outdoors when planted during the spring months; it needs lots of sunlight and dry conditions for optimal growth during those seasons. Harvesting from an outdoor garden will yield bigger harvests than one grown indoors with artificial lighting–but both options provide usable flowers for cooking and crafting projects throughout the year!
Parsley is a biennial herb that can produce an impressive array of flavors, from peppery to sweet.
Parsley is a cool-season crop, which means it’s best to plant parsley seeds in the early spring or fall—but if you want to grow parsley indoors, read on! Parsley is one of the easiest herbs you can grow indoors. It grows fast and needs little water or effort to flourish. Parsley is also packed with vitamins A and C as well as iron and calcium. The leaves are great in salads—they add crunchy texture while also lending subtle flavor notes like pepperiness or sweetness depending on the variety of parsley you choose. Parsley is also popularly used in Italian cooking (think spaghetti alla genovese) where fresh parsley leaves are chopped up finely before being added at the last minute so they stay crisp rather than wilting away into nothingness like many other leafy greens might do under such treatment…
Basil seeds are small, which makes them easy to plant. They’re also annual herbs, so you’ll need to plant new ones every year. Basil is easy to grow and can be planted indoors or outdoors. You will have to protect it from pests, though!
Rosemary is an herb that is perennially popular, and with good reason. It has a lovely aroma and flavor, making it great for cooking meat and fish, as well as in soups or stews. Rosemary can be grown indoors in sunny windows or in pots on a sunny patio or balcony. Rosemary grows best when given at least six hours of sunlight per day, but will still thrive with just four hours of direct sunlight if given adequate water.
Chives are a perennial herb, meaning they will come back every year. They have a mild onion flavor and can be used in many different recipes. Their leaves look like thin blades of grass and they grow in clumps.
Chives are an easy herb to grow indoors or outdoors, especially for beginners. If you decide to start your own indoor herb garden with chives seeds, remember that it will take about three weeks for them to sprout after being planted in the soil. Chive plants can grow up to 24 inches tall!
Cilantro is a plant that grows well indoors, and it’s also a great addition to your herb garden.
Cilantro is known for its distinctive flavor, which resembles fresh mint. The leaves of cilantro are used in many cuisines around the world, including Mexican, Southeast Asian and Indian cooking.
Unlike many herbs that can be harvested as needed throughout the growing season (like basil or parsley), cilantro is best harvested when it’s young–before it goes to seed! This means you’ll need to trim off any parts of your cilantro plants that grow beyond their flower buds once every couple of weeks so you don’t miss out on new growth at the top end of your plant. You can still use these extra bits in your cooking–just make sure they’re not going bad by checking them daily!
Oregano is a beautiful herb that has many uses. The taste is strong and flavorful, making it an excellent choice for pizza toppings and tomato-based sauces. It’s also known to have some health benefits, including being anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial.
Oregano plants can be grown from seeds or from cuttings. Growing oregano from seeds is recommended because it allows you to choose specific varieties based on your preferences for flavor or appearance (more about growing oregano from seed below).
If you’re going to grow oregano from seed, here’s what you need:
- Oregano seeds (you can find them online or at any gardening store)
Thyme is a perennial herb that can grow indoors. This versatile herb can be used in cooking and has been known to help prevent the common cold. It’s also easy to grow, making it an ideal choice for new growers or anyone who wants to get into growing herbs at home.
To start your own thyme garden, you’ll need:
- Seeds (or seedlings)
- A small pot or container with drainage holes and adequate soil depth
- Watering can or other watering device
You don’t have to know how to grow an herb garden from scratch, which means that you can grow all kinds of herbs indoors.
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Hopefully, this blog has been a helpful guide to some of the best herbs for you to grow indoors. You can use these seeds to start your own indoor herb garden, which will make your kitchen smell delicious and feel warm and inviting.