Have you ever dreamed of having the herbs you need at your finger tips?
You can easily learn how to grow herbs indoors.
Have an almost endless supply of herbs to add fresh taste to your dishes.
How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden
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Rosemary – Is one of the hardiest herbs out there. It is best planted in a container. Rosemary is an herb that tends to spread and can take over your entire yard.
Peppermint or Mint – I group these two together, since they are in the same family. Mint grows like wildfire. It is similar to Rosemary, so it is recommended mints stay in a container.
Oregano – You must have this herb in your garden or pantry. If anyone gets sick in your home be sure to make them some homemade soup and put oregano in it.
Thyme – We can all use a little extra time, right? This thyme is great in many Italian dishes and excellent on poultry.
Basil – This is the easiest herb in the world to grow. You only need to buy this plant once and never have to buy it again. Take the fresh basil you purchase at the store and soak them in water. Change out the water every few days to prevent rot. Soon you will notice tiny little roots growing on the stems.
Sage – Sage is a savory herb that goes great with poultry. We like to use this in our homemade dressing.
Dill – Pairs nicely with fish recipes. Create a nice creamy dill sauce to go with any fish dish. Also a key herb in Ranch dressing.
Tarragon – I have to be honest I haven’t used this very much. But it is now on my list. Keep a look out for this herb to appear in dishes soon.
Chives – Baked potatoes anyone? Chives are great on just about everything. This herb has a slight hint of onion flavor.
Parsley/ Cilantro – if you eat more Italian food I say go with Parsley. If you are like me and love tacos, go for cilantro.
Sweet Marjoram – This herb has a similar flavor like oregano.
Indoor Herb Garden Ideas
The best thing to start planning your garden, is to find out what herbs do you normally use in your cooking? Go to your spice cabinet and take a look at the herbs you can grow. Make a note of these. You could always start with a small with a beginner garden this this one has 5 herbs or start with a larger one like this one with 10 herbs.
With a very little effort you can have a full herb garden on your kitchen counter. Growing your own garden is very rewarding. Gardening is also beneficial for children to see plants grow. You can use little egg planters to start your seeds to create Zero waste way to start your herb garden. Kids are also more willing to try something they grew themselves and they can make the egg planter too.
Here is a few tips for gardening for newbies if you are completely new to gardening. Feeling inspired to create a themed garden, then you can try a pizza garden or how about a cocktail garden? Both of these seem like a great reason to start gardening.
I would love to see any herbs you create. Take a picture of your garden and tag me at @MainlyHomemade on all social media or use the hashtag #MainlyHomemade. I can’t wait to see your gardens.
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