Here are 3 great herbs to grow indoors for easy access to fresh herbs year-round!
Growing herbs indoors is not only easy and convenient, but can beautify your kitchen and make it smell good too! You can grow a number of different herbs indoors, but these three are a good start:
Mint is an excellent herb to grow indoors. In fact, growing it outdoors is sometimes tricky, as mint tends to want to take over the neighborhood! By growing mint in a pot indoors, you can have fresh mint handy, while keeping it neatly contained.
Mint can be used in so many different ways, not just cooking. It is also great for adding flavor to infused water, smoothies, and homemade juices, as well as as a garnish for just about any beverage. You can also use it for making your own natural cleaning supplies, aromatherapy, and homemade body products as well.
When growing mint indoors, make sure you have a large container since it grows very quickly. Mint needs a good amount of sun and should be kept moist at all times.
Parsley is a perfect herb if you are looking to add a subtle flavor to your cooking. Parsley can easily be grown indoors from seed, though it takes a while so you do need to let those seeds germinate for a few weeks. This is a slower-growing plant, so don’t be surprised if you have fresh mint well before you have fresh parsley. However, once established, a parsley plant will often live for up to 2 years, providing you with fresh parsley year-round.
Another easy herb to grow indoors is chives. Chives are very easy to grow indoors as they don’t need a lot of heat or sunshine. You should still keep the chives near a window that gets some sunshine, but if they don’t get it all the time they should still be fine. Use a nice clay pot with proper drainage and good soil. You should keep the soil moist, but not sopping wet.
These 3 herbs are easy to grow indoors and very versatile in the kitchen, but many other delicious herbs can also be grown indoors, including rosemary, oregano, and basil. Once you get used to growing your own herbs, you may want to branch out and try some of these others as well.