Food just hasn’t been the same since you dined at a friend’s house and saw she had a herb garden growing in her kitchen.
Yup, you can still remember the taste of the fresh Cilantro in the salsa dip you had with corn chips.
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And it’s not that you couldn’t buy Cilantro at the Farmers Market that wouldn’t be just as fresh, it’s just the idea that you wouldn’t be able to say it’s Cilantro or Oregano grown in your own herb garden.
Growing the herbs yourself is really what makes the difference, right?
The interesting thing is it’s easy to grow an herb garden indoors.
Let me go through a list of nine herbs you can start growing today.
Best Herbs To Grow Indoors
As a beginner if your goal is to keep things simple, then starting with plants is the best way to get your indoor herb garden going.
The reason why starting starting with plants from a nursery is important is because seed germination may be a bit more tedious than most folks want.
As a beginner the risks of failing to get your herb garden started may end with less than glowing results and that’s not good.
I’ll leave it up to you but I suggest starting with small plants, then later you can test your green thumb skills…
Herb Garden Tutorial by Chef John
Click the play button to begin watching the video.
Here’s my list of 9 best herbs to grow indoors:
Sage – Sage can grow from seeds, but the best way to grow high-quality sage is from cuttings from an established plant. That said you can still grow Sage from seeds. Sage loves the sunlight and the leave can be harvested and dried.
Oregano – Oregano can be easily started from seeds or clippings. It loves sunlight and warm weather. Oregano leaves are harvest and dried.
Parsley – Parsley can be grown from seeds. It loves sunlight but prefers cooler weather. Parsley leaves can be harvested year round and dried or used fresh.
Cilantro – Cilantro does not transplant well, so when you grow Cilantro indoors start with seeds or starter plants. Cilantro loves warm sunny weather although it can be finicky about water. Cilantro is normally eaten fresh, not dried.
Thyme – Thyme is hard to grow from seeds and is best to buy plants already started. However, thyme will grow better in poor soil low water conditions. Thyme leaves can be cut fresh and use to season or dried.
Chives – Chives are easily grown from seeds and require warm humid weather. The long stems can be harvested and used for seasoning.
Sweet Marjoram – Marjoram is easily grown year round indoors and requires very little care as long as it gets sunlight and water. The tiny green leaves, flowers or entire plant can be harvested any time.
Rosemary – Rosemary is temperamental and can be difficult to grow indoors unless you follow a careful watering and sunlight schedule. Otherwise growing Rosemary is easy and the leaves can be harvested as needed.
Sweet Basil – Basil is easily grown indoors and will thrive as long as it gets water and sunlight. Basil may quickly outgrow its home and require re-potting. Basil can be harvest year round.
That cover our lesson on herbs you can grow indoors. Click here if you want to learn more about herbs.
There’s just one last thing to cover before we get going…
Whether you decide to begin with seeds or from plants it’s important for you to know a few gardening tips necessary to keep your herb garden happy.
- Learning how much sunlight vs shade?
- Learning how much water and when to water?
- When to fertilize and which fertilizer?
- When to trim or harvest?
- When your plant needs to be re-potted?
This is an important list that really comes down to learning to garden, and not just gardening but indoor gardening…
Just remember this, the best herbs are those you take care of and get to talk about while you eat them.
Now that you’ve decided to grow an indoor herb garden, let’s look at indoor wall herb garden ideas.