Many kitchen gardeners love the convenience of fresh herbs at home, and what could be more convenient that an indoor herb garden? If you love what fresh herbs can do for food, you can still keep that flavor at hand and satisfy your cravings when you grow them indoors
While basil is a commonly grown herb outdoors, this easy-care plant can also be grown indoors. Growing basil indoors is easy. Basil growing indoors will require fertilizing. Depending on the variety grown and its overall purpose, a general houseplant fertilizer can be used.
Bay tree grows well in containers all year long. This herb is a very slow grower but can be grown indoors. Bay tree needs air circulation to remain healthy.
Growing chives indoors make perfect sense so that you may have them near the kitchen. Chives growing indoors will benefit from a regular trim. They also don’t require as much light as some other herbs.
Light green in color with a lovely light fragrance, oregano can thrive indoors. Oregano likes it sunny, warm and dry. It is susceptible to root rot so do not overwater.
Growing parsley indoors on a sunny windowsill is ornamental as well as practical. Indoor parsley care is easy. Keep the soil lightly moist, and empty the saucer under the pot after every watering so that the roots don’t sit in water.
Rosemary is a hardy plant outdoors that can grow well indoors. If possible, find a windowsill with strong southern light for your fragrant rosemary plant. Good drainage is especially important for rosemary. Be sure not to overwater it.
Sage is more susceptible to mildew and is very sensitive to overwatering. Make sure its soil is always well-drained. Watch that its saucer stays dry as well. You’ll find that sage grows more slowly indoors than outdoors, but your snipping encourages new growth.
Thyme is an easy herb to grow indoors as long as it has plenty of sunshine and not too soggy conditions. Look for lemon thyme, which has a unique flavor and can’t easily be purchased in markets.