Indoor Herb Gardening – Learn the Basics

Indoor herb gardening is one of the simplest and most rewarding gardening experiences you could ask for.

An indoor garden could be on your kitchen windowsill, a table on a patio, or even in your family room. With very minimum effort and cost you could plant an indoor herb garden.

Some good herbs for your indoor herb gardening are mint, thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley, chives and basil.

You could experiment with others, but since your herbs will be growing in a container, avoid those that grow too big.

How do you get started?

You could use a very big container for a several different herbs or choose individual pots to plant herbs separately. The easiest indoor herb gardening set could take as little as fifteen minutes to get started.

You will need the following  to get going:

Herb seeds or plants?

The easiest way is to just buy the young herb plants from your local gardening store that carries them.

You might also be able to get them from a gardener who has some extra to spare. Alternately you could always begin from scratch and sow your own seeds and let them germinate.


Containers or pots used to grow the herb in, could be anywhere from three to fifteen inches deep.

Depending on whether or not you will be planting every herb individually, your containers could be as long as you like. Four to six inches long is excellent for individual plants. Once you have finished the planting you need to leave an inch or two of the top of the container free of soil to make watering easier.


It might be necessary to give your herbs a bit of nutritional help with some

fertilizer once a month or every other month because they are being grown inside.

Potting soil

To avoid infestation of your indoor plants, you should not use garden soil for planting. It is better to get potting soil from your garden supply store. They will be able to advise you which is the best type of soil for each kind of herbs.

Because they are being grown in an indoor herb gardening environment, you must ensure that the plants

get the right amount of light to grow properly. Lastly, do not overdo water, as herbs generally do not like to keep

their roots too wet. Allow the soil to dry before watering again to ensure that you do not over water.

Your indoor herb gardening provide fresh herbs all year-round and add colours to the area it occupies.

Indoor herbs in a kitchen adds scent of fresh herb and is also quite comforting and homely.

Andrew Chin is a recognized authority on the subject of Indoor Gardening. His web site on Indoor Herb Gardening provides a wealth of information on Indoor Gardens. All rights reserved. Articles may be reprinted as long as the content and links remains unchanged.

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