10 Easiest Herbs to Grow Indoors for Beginners
Take your cooking to the next level with these herbs to grow indoors!
If you think that growing herbs indoors requires some magical spell, think again. All you need is a sunny windowsill to start your own indoor herb garden. Of course, the right amount of TLC would also help your herbs grow healthy and happy.
One of the main requirements to grow a successful herb garden is to place your herbs in a spot where they will get at least six hours of sun every day. It’s best to plant your herbs in separate pots so you can properly manage each watering needs. Make sure that all pots have proper drainage.
So, if you’re ready to test your plant parenting skills, check out these herbs to grow indoors. No green thumb, we promise!
Basil is one of the most popular herbs to grow indoors because it’s low maintenance and can be used in almost all recipes. Plus, it smells wonderful and tastes even better. It goes well with Bloody Marys, pasta, pizzas, salads, and Thai curries. Basil grows best with at least 6 to 8 hours of full sun every day. Additionally, it likes to stay moist and requires to be watered deeply regularly, but make sure its soil is well-drained.
Bay plant should be planted in well-drained soil. It grows best in full sun to partial shade and a high humidity level to thrive, so it’s best to mist it regularly. Water your bay leaf plant when the top inch of soil dries out.
Thyme is one of the drought-tolerant herbs to grow indoors. However, it’s important to keep its soil moist but avoid overwatering. Thyme does best in full sun, so it’s best to place your thyme plant in a sunny spot.
Lemongrass is one of the best herbs to grow on your windowsill. Place your lemongrass plant in a bright, south-facing window. Lemongrass prefers hot, humid weather, so keep its soil barely moist.
Similar to thyme, chives are drought-tolerant plants, but it’s important to give them consistent watering during the growing season. Chives thrive in full sun. They need at least six to eight hours of direct light, but they can tolerate light shade.
Adding to our list of herbs to grow indoors is parsley. Keep the soil lightly moist and fertilize every two weeks with half-strength liquid fertilizer during the growing season. Parsley grows best in an area with full sun.
Mint is one of the herbs that require minimal care. It’s important to keep a consistent watering schedule for your indoor mint plants. Mint thrives best in full sun, as long as you keep the soil moist. However, it can also thrive in partial shade.
Oregano can tolerate part to full sun, but it grows best and taste better when grown under full sun. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry. It’s a perfect partner of pasta or pizza. Yum!
Sage is another one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors. It’s a perfect addition to meat and bean dishes. Sage grows best in full sun. Plant your sage plant in well-draining soil. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry.
Chervil or French Parsley grows best in the shade and moist soil. So keep t away from the full sun since it will bolt quickly in the heat.
Start your own herb garden with these herbs to grow indoors. Plus, these herbs are guaranteed to give you a fresh supply no matter what season since they can grow year-round. Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
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