Wanting to get into growing your own herbs but not sure where to start?
Well, we’ve got some super tasty choices that are very easy to grow indoors.
We think anyone can benefit from fresh herbs if they want to so check them out.
Basil is super easy to grow, you pop the seeds in pots near a south-facing window and let it soak up the sun and warmth.
Then keep the soil moist and occasionally pinch at the tops of the plant, so that it grows in a more concentrated fashion.
Chervil is an annual herb and is a huge favorite in French cookery (and thus its nickname “French Parsley”).
You need to pot it in spring or late summer and give it some gentle light where the temperature stays between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Take a tip that has been cut from another oregano plant rather than starting from seeds and then place it in a pot in a south-facing window.
The only thing you need to be careful of with Oregano is over-watering, the soil should still feel dry when you’ve watered it if you want the herb to thrive.
A cutting is the best way to begin with rosemary. Keep it in a soilless mix until it begins to root then you can pot it properly.
Place it in a south-facing window in a pot that drains well and prune it on regular occasions (and really prune it – take up to 33% of the plant in one go) and dry the cuttings that you don’t use for later use.
Tarragon’s brash flavor is one of our favorites and you want to pot a mature plant once the leaves die back.
Bring it indoors to the coolest place in the home and leave it for a week or so, then move it into a south-facing window and let it soak up the rays. Make sure to feed it well.
Thyme is best repotted from an outdoor plant and it’s not too fussy about light doing well in South, East and West facing windows.
You just need to keep the soil moist and then Thyme should grow without any real effort at all. When you harvest, cut back whole stems and then air dry them.
You want to take a tip from an outdoor plant if you want to grow sage in your home. It needs good sun in a south-facing window and it seems to really like the dry air of an indoor environment.
We like to start parsley from seeds and it grows very easily in anything but a North-facing window and it likes quite a lot of water.
Chives are a form of onion and they are best replanted from outside to stay indoors, do it in the early winter and put the new plant in a cool spot indoors while it gets used to the new environment.
Then put it in the sunniest window sill that you have and watch it shoot up from there.
This plant isn’t so keen on full sun and it’s best kept on East or West facing windows and with plenty of air circulating nearby.
You can thin Bay Laurel if it becomes too dense and the leaves are lovely in soups and stews.
Final Thoughts On Herbs That Grow Indoors
It takes very little skill or effort to grow these herbs indoors but if you need a little help, you can check out the New Plant Parent for some tips on boosting your green fingers.