5 Herbs You Can Easily Grow Indoors

Cooking with fresh herbs can elevate any dish, but store-bought herbs can be expensive. If you love cooking with fresh herbs but don’t want to spend a fortune on them, why not try growing your own? Growing herbs indoors is easy and doesn’t require a lot of space. With a little bit of care, you can have a steady supply of fresh herbs all year round. And with winter just around the corner, here are 5 herbs that are perfect for indoor gardening.

Potted herbs in my office window.
  1. Basil
    Basil is a fragrant herb that’s commonly used in Italian cooking. It’s easy to grow indoors, and it doesn’t need a lot of light. Water your basil plants regularly and snip off the leaves as needed. You can also propagate basil by taking stem cuttings and planting them in water or potting mix.
  2. Rosemary
    Rosemary is a hearty herb that’s perfect for indoor gardening. It prefers well-drained soil and lots of sunlight, so make sure to place it in a bright spot. Water rosemary sparingly; too much water can cause the plant to become rootbound or even die. When harvesting rosemary, cut the stems back by a third to promote new growth.
  3. Cilantro
    Cilantro is a versatile herb that’s used in cuisines from all over the world. It grows best in cool weather, so it’s perfect for indoor gardening in the spring or fall. Cilantro prefers moist soil, so water it regularly and mist the leaves if they start to look dry. Harvest cilantro leaves as needed; cutting back the stems will encourage new growth.
  4. Mint
    Mint is a refreshing herb that’s commonly used in desserts and cocktails. It’s easy to grow indoors, but it can be quite invasive, so make sure to plant it in a pot with plenty of room for the roots to spread out. Mint prefers moist soil, so water it regularly and mist the leaves if they start to look dry. When harvesting mint, cut the stems back by a third to promote new growth.”
  5. Thyme
    Thyme is a fragrant herb that’s commonly used in Mediterranean cooking. It prefers well-drained soil and lots of sunlight, so make sure to place it in a bright spot. Water thyme sparingly; too much water can cause the plant to rot.”

With a little bit of care, you can easily grow any of these 5 herbs indoors year-round. Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavor and excitement to your cooking without breaking the bank. A sunny window will work, but if you don’t have enough natural light there are inexpensive gro-lights available. Give indoor herb gardening a try today!

Author: Diane Ziomek

I am a mom, independent author, freelance writer, fibre artist, and podcaster. I like to share what I have learned with others over the years, in hopes of making their lives easier and more lucrative. My published works can be found on most ebook platforms, as well as on my website. I also have a just-for-fun website about gardening where I share information about plants, how-to's, and gardening in a cold climate.

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