Indoor Herb Garden
While many of us have herb gardens, for many others it's just not practical. It's also not always possible to have a garden outside so growing herbs inside can be a wonderful alternative. I love having them around inside for the smell. :))) However growing herbs inside can have it's challenges. Ideally a windowsill that gets sun is a great choice. You may want to rearrange furniture a bit so that you can have a mini indoor garden in front of your window. It's a good idea when you are growing plants to use a combination of potting mix, compost, and garden soil. It's best to plant each herb in it's own container, unless you are very familiar with what herbs you can put together.
The following are some herbs that can be grown easily indoors and in small containers:
Basil: Basil is an annual plant. It does well in pots that are eight inches or large. It can grow to be up to two feet high. With basil you want to trm the leaves regularly. The more you trim it the more it will grow.
Chamomile: Chamomile loveeesss the sun. :)) It's not a big fan of water though like some other herbs so be careful no to overwater it. It can grow to be about six inches in height.
Chives: This has to be the herb I use the most frequently besides lavender. I subsitute it for onions in most recipes and add it to a lot of my cooking. They are really easy to grown indoors.
Oregano: Oregano is a great herb to have about indoors. It's very easy to grow. Pick the leaves as you need them.
Parsley: This is another fairly easy herb to grown inside. A bonus is that it doesn't require a lot of sunlight.
Peppermint This is another great plant for inside. Make sure it is in it's own pot as it can overrun other herbs quickly. It doesn't need a lot of sunlight so if you have herbs competing for precious sunlight space this is one that only needs a couple hours a day.
Rosemary: Regular varieties of rosemary can grow over four feet tall, so you will need to pick a dwarf version of it. Take care not to overwater it and keep it in a very sunny area. You also have to trim it regularly.
Thyme: Almost all varieties of thyme will grow well indoors. Most varieties only grow to be a few inches high.
Love and Blessings,