If you’ve ever thought about growing your own indoor herb garden, this guide can help. We’ll introduce you to some of the best herbs to grow indoors and give you tips on keeping culinary herbs healthy and thriving all year.
When growing herb plants indoors, one of the most important things to consider is the placement of your plants. Locating your windowsill herb garden near a south-facing window will generally provide your plants with enough light.
Indoor herbs don’t need as much water as herbs grown outdoors, but most herbs will still grow best with regular watering. Tender-stemmed herbs, like basil and parsley, need moist soil and should be provided with about 1” of water per week.
While you can purchase parsley plants at your local garden center, parsley is a fast growing herb that readily grows from seed. Both curly and flat-leaf variety parsley plants are easy to keep in pots and are light feeders, so you won’t need to worry about fertilizing them.
If you’re looking for easy herbs, basil plants are hard to beat. When kept in outdoor gardens, basil grows best in partial sun and can handle indirect light indoors too.
When selecting young plants for your herb garden, check them over carefully. Healthy plants should have rich, green leaves and sturdy, plump stems. Avoid plants with significant signs of damage, such as yellowing or wilting,
After planting, locate your seed starting trays or pots near a light source and water your seeds regularly until they sprout.
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