Growing indoor herb garden is quite easy! You won’t even need special equipment as long as you give them plenty of water and sunshine.
So, If you are interested to maintain an indoor herb garden, check out the complete article to know everything.
How To Start Indoor Herb Garden?
Be it your kitchen window or by hanging beautiful planters, you can have a healthy supply of herbs year around if you grow healthy indoor garden.
Place your herbs in a spot where they get at least six hours of sunlight in a day. In addition to sunlight, all herbs need to be planted in pots which have good drainage systems. If you’re concerned that the drainage holes will ruin your window sills and table tops then use a liner or saucer to catch excess water.
The stem cutting of the herbs which we buy from the market can also grow in to complete herb plant in your indoor spaces.
Let’s see 10 Best herbs to start in your indoor garden.
10 Best Indoor Herb Garden To Grow:
Cilantro can be grown from seeds as well as from the stalk. To grow cilantro from the stalk, all you need to do is put the stem in a bowl along with the water and place it in bright area. When you see the roots grown 2-3 inches long, transfer them in to pot.
Cilantro pot needs to be placed in an area where it gets maximum of 4-5 hours of sunlight in a day. You can even place it near the window sill of your kitchen.
Water the plant once in a week for healthy harvest in the right time.
You can start parsley from seeds or just dig up a clump from your garden at the end of the season. This plant also likes full sun but can also survive in partial shade too. Keep on removing yellow and spotted leaves from time to time. Make sure to keep the soil moist, but don’t allow the roots to stay in water for longer periods.
Lemongrass does well in large containers. Take few stalks and place them in an elongated glass of water and change the water for every 24 hours. Once you see the roots are grown over an inch, transplant them in high quality soil within a large pot.
Lemongrass can grow up to 5 feet tall, so give it more space to grow well.
Rosemary plants are very easy to grow from cuttings. Take the cuttings and remove the lower leaves, place them in a glass of water till the roots appear. Then transfer them in to a pot and place it where it gets minimum of 6-7 hours of sunlight in a day. This plant grows well for windowsill garden.
Basil grow well from seeds, all you need to do is scatter 20-25 basil seeds in potting soil and leave it for couple of weeks to germinate.
Don’t forget to water the container 2-3 times in a week. Generally basil needs 10 hours of sunlight to grow healthily, so just place it in your balcony.
Grow chives from seeds, in a well drained pot scatter chives seeds and put another layer of potting soil over it. Leave it for couple of weeks to germinate, make sure the soil doesn’t have any excess moisture not should dry it off.
Take cuttings which are about 5-6 inches and place them in glass of water. Once you see the roots begin to grow over an inch tall, transfer them in to the pot with rich organic soil. Water the plant when the soil is dry.
Grow thyme from seeds, this is one of the best herbs you need to try in your indoor garden. The germination of seeds will take 14-28 days and after transplanting water the plant only when the soil is dry.
Plant oregano seeds 1/4th inch deep or plant clipping ½ inch deeper in the soil. Sunshine is required for this plant to grow well. Make sure to trim oregano leaves once in a week for thicker growth. Do not overwater the plant and water them only when the top of the soil is dry.
Grow dill from cuttings which are about 4-6 inches tall and just below the leaf node. Remove the lower leaves of the cuttings and place them in a glass of water until the root appears. Change water regularly so that algae don’t catch up while growing roots. Once you see the roots transfer them in to the pot and place it in a sunny spot.