If you’re a fan of cooking, you’ve likely experienced the joys of growing your own herbs in an indoor herb garden. It’s not only fun to watch them grow, but it can also be pretty rewarding when you find yourself using that fresh basil or parsley in one of your recipes.
Basil is the most popular herb in the world. It’s easy to grow, tastes great and can be used in a wide variety of dishes.
It’s also an excellent choice for windowsill herb gardens for its small size and ability to thrive with minimal care.
One of my favorite ways to use basil is in salads, but it also works well chopped up in soups or sandwiches.
Parsley is a biennial, which means it takes two seasons to reach maturity. In the first season of growth, you’ll see your parsley plants rapidly growing in height and width. The second season will be slower as they prepare for winter by forming seeds. This means that parsley has a long shelf life—perfect for an indoor herb garden!
If you choose to grow parsley in pots, it’s important that you select a container with drainage holes at the bottom (or purchase one with drainage holes). Parsley roots do not like sitting in water, so ensure your pot drains properly before planting and keep an eye on the soil level once your plant has been established.
Parsley can also be planted directly into soil outdoors or indoors—if growing from seedlings indoors make sure that they receive adequate light by placing them near windows or under fluorescent lights or LED grow lights until they reach full size (they will need about 8–10 weeks for this). Once established outdoors during spring/summer months, cut back on watering until weather becomes cooler again during fall/winter months when it needs less frequent watering
- Cilantro is an herb that can be grown indoors and out. It’s easy to grow, but it does need lots of light.
- You can use cilantro in salads, soups, stews and other dishes where you’d like a herbal zing.
- If you want to try growing your own cilantro plant from seed, simply soak the seeds over night prior to planting them in individual pots filled with soil mixed with perlite (you do not want soil that holds water well; this will cause damping off). Plant two or three seeds in each pot and keep them evenly watered until they have sprouted. Once they have germinated they should be thinned down so only one plant remains in each pot (if any). Keep them well watered and watch for signs of spider mites which like attacking young plants – treat immediately if this occurs by spraying with insecticidal soap solution diluted 1:4 parts water (meaning for every four cups of water add one cup of insecticidal soap).
Thyme is one of the best herbs for beginners to grow indoors. It does well in windowsills, terrariums and small pots, and it’s also a good choice for indoor herb gardens. This hardy herb is drought-tolerant so you don’t have to water it much at all!
Learn the right herbs to grow indoors, and how your new windowsill herb garden is perfect for it.
If you’re like me, herb gardens are something of a challenge. You know that herbs are good for you, but growing them outdoors is difficult in the winter. So you have to get creative. Luckily, there’s a new product on the market that makes it easy for anyone to grow their own indoor herb garden: Kona Herb Garden!
The Kona Herb Garden is specially designed to grow herbs indoors all year long—even during the long winter months when most other plants would die from lack of sunlight (or just get covered in snow). With the Kona Herb Garden, anyone can enjoy fresh herbs all year round by simply planting seeds into its biodegradable soil cubes and adding water once or twice a week depending on how much sunlight your windowsill gets (direct sunlight should be avoided as heat may interfere with germination).
There you have it! The best herbs to grow indoors. We hope that this article has given you some inspiration for your own herb garden, and maybe even helped make that dream a reality. If not, we still hope you’re able to use these tips in your own indoor gardening endeavors.