Since the entire world seems to be stuck indoors during this pandemic, what better time to take up some indoor gardening? It may not be warm enough yet where you live, so growing herbs indoors is the perfect pastime as we all get through these hard times. We've compiled a list of 9 easiest herbs to grow indoors which include parsley, mint, and oregano, among others.
All of these herbs are perfect to grow in your kitchen, or anywhere where your herbs will receive some indirect sunlight. Then, once grown, they'll be the perfect accompaniment to savory dishes. In no time, you'll become a gourmet cook with home-grown herbs that'll take your dishes to the next level! Keep reading to find out about the 9 easiest herbs to grow indoors!
9 Easiest Herbs to Grow Indoors
Growing herbs indoors is actually a lot easier than you'd think. You don't need a green thumb, you just need to follow directions. Herbs, like potted plants, need regular watering and adequate sunlight to grow. Additionally, they also need pots with good drainage holes as well as the correct soil for each herb variety. Follow the instructions for each herb, as each plant has a different need!
Growing parsley from seed can take a little bit of time, but once the seedlings grow in, which can take about 2 weeks, parsley is pretty low maintenance. For best results, soak parsley seeds overnight before planting in soil and space each seed about 6 inches apart. Water regularly and place in a sunny spot, such as a south facing window. Learn more about how to grow parsley!
Growing mint indoors is pretty painless, much like parsley. It's a low maintenance herb that doesn't require much care. Place the mint seeds about an inch deep in good quality potting soil, and make sure the soil is always moist, but never logged. Well draining soil and a pot with drainage holes is highly recommended. Mint can tolerate partial shade, so it's the perfect herb to grow indoors. Learn more about how to grow mint indoors.
Chives have got to be the easiest herb to grow indoors because they really don't require much sunlight at all and they're prolific. For best results, we suggest you grow chives from already grown plants. Simply harvest some chives (roots included) and re-pot in well draining soil. If possible, place in a spot that will receive a few hours of sunlight per day and water regularly. Learn more about how to grow chives.
Although thyme is low maintenance, is does require at least 6 hours of indirect sunlight per day, so only grow indoors if you have adequate light. While you're at it, grow different thyme varieties to add a little intrigue to your dishes. One of our favorites is lemon thyme which has an amazing lemon taste! Learn more about how to grow thyme.
Out of all the herbs on this list, basil is probably the hardest to grow indoors, but with adequate care, completely possible. For indoor basil, we recommend Spicy Globe Bush Basil. But whichever basil variety you choose to grow, be sure to give your basil plant at least 6 hours of sunlight and plenty of water. Learn more about how to grow basil indoors.
The best and easiest way to grow lemongrass is to buy it directly from the store and place it in a couple of inches of water. When doing so, be sure that the base is intact, and the plant looks healthy. Learn more about how to grow lemongrass.
#7. Vietnamese Coriander
Vietnamese coriander, also known as Vietnamese cilantro, is much easier to grow than the traditional cilantro plant. Give this plant plenty of sunlight and water regularly. Learn more about how to grow Vietnamese coriander.
Rosemary is a pretty low maintenance herb and doesn't require a lot of water. In fact, it prefers a drier soil, so be careful not to over water rosemary. Give it plenty of sunlight and use a liquid fertilizer once or twice a month. Learn more about how to grow rosemary indoors.
Use well draining soil and place your oregano plant is a well lit windowsill where it will receive at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Other than that, oregano is pretty low maintenance and will give your dishes some great flavor! Learn more about how to grow oregano.
Have another herb that you like to grow indoors? Tell us all about it or ask questions in the comments below!
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