Grow Herbs In Your Kitchen
Grow Herbs In Your Kitchen

Grow Herbs In Your Kitchen

It only takes a little time and effort to brighten up your kitchen and add flavor to your meals.

Whether you have a super sunny kitchen or not, here’s your go-to guide for growing herbs indoors. You’ll save money and get inspired to create and try new herb-infused dishes.

Location, Location, Location

Because many herbs, but not all, love the sun, we recommend lining your windowsill with small pots. Or to save money, place seeds in an old egg carton. And plant sun-loving herbs such as thyme, sage, and nasturtiums (edible flowers for salads) by each other.

Get Snippy

Snipping actually promotes growth, so once plants are established, snip as often as you like. You'll be surprised how they pop right back up.

Lighten Up

Herbs get leggy and weak without sufficient light. If your plants need a little boost, focus a flexible-neck lamp on them.

Mint Conditions

If your kitchen receives less light, try cultivating various mints like spearmint, grapefruit mint (delicious with fish), orange mint, basil mint, chocolate mint, and pineapple mint, which thrive without much sun. Avoid lovage and angelica because they require a lot of light.

Touch + Feel

Water by feel, not by the calendar, and beware of overwatering. Let soil dry out, and then water until it runs out of the holes in the bottom of the container. Never let herbs sit in a saucer of water.

Cook + Plant

Have any leftover herbs from cooking? Simply remove the lower leaves from the stem and place the stem into a glass of water. Roots will grow rapidly. Then replant in soil.

Save + Freeze

If your herb garden is healthy as is, consider placing leftover chopped herbs in an empty ice cube tray, fill with the desired amount of olive oil and freeze.

Try The Unusual

Cultivate some specialized hardy indoor varieties such as Cuban oregano, Rau Ram (Vietnamese cilantro), African Blue Basil and Green Globe Basil to add extra taste and texture to your meals.