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Indoor Herb Garden Ideas

Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors
Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors
  • Begin with good quality plants. You can always start herbs from seed, but you will harvest sooner if you start with seedlings, either purchased from the Garden Center or from plants in your own garden. If you’re bringing herb containers from the outside in fall, let them experience a few cold, not freezing, nights to toughen them up for the transition indoors. It’s wise to quarantine plants for a few weeks and monitor for pests and diseases.
  • Select the right location. Herbs like light and require a minimum of four hours of sunshine a day. A bright, south-facing window is ideal. Supplement natural light with grow lights, if needed.
  • Choose the right container. Terra cotta containers tend to quickly dry out. Try a glazed container and saucer to keep water from damaging your windowsill or counter. Herbs like water, but too much will cause root rot and mildew problems. Place a few pebbles in the bottom of the saucer as a layer of protection for the roots.
  • Add good quality potting mix. Choose a moisture retentive, well-draining potting mix for houseplants, never garden soil or garden dirt.
  • Feed and water routinely. Indoor air can be dry. Water or mist herbs frequently. Feed every month with an all-purpose plant fertilizer.
  • Try a vertical garden. Get into indoor herb gardening with a vertical garden made from jelly jar light fixtures.
Grow These Herbs in Your Indoor Garden
Grow These Herbs in Your Indoor Garden
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Lemon Balm
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme