Growing Herbs indoors is a great option in general as there is less concern with high temps in the heat of summer and extreme lows in the winter. The climate controlled home is an excellent spot if you have the space and would appreciate the availability of fresh herbs an arms reach away year round.
A couple of quick tips before we get into the list of herbs.
- Best to plant multiple herbs in separate pots or spaces so that one does not overcome the other or choke each other.
- Best to either grow from seed or buy plants to keep inside that were started inside. Some herbs will not respond well tp the change when being brought inside if they were started outside initially.
- Be sure to plant in high quality soil. Preferably organic potting soil.
- Be sure to find an appropriate placement where adequate light is available and that the plants wont be subjected to unneccessary changes in temperatures.
- Keep indoor plants watered, but do NOT over water. There is no sun beating down on this plant for 18 hours a day.
Chives are super easy to grow in general. Chives are lower light required plants and grow plentifully and abundantly. You can pull a bunch off an existing plant, roots and all. Plant gently in the new soil and pot. Once settled in cut the top 3rd off the plant to stimulate new growth.
Lemongrass grows easy as well and is NOT planted in soil. Instead it is planted in water. Lemongrass is sold commonly at local grocers. Simply select some with a good amount of root on the stalk. Place the stalk in water and it will start to sprout and proliferate.
Peppermint is best grown indoor from seed. It grows fast like a hearty weed. Peppermint can also grow in mostly shade as long as it gets some sunlight each day.
Spearmint is another great option and operates almost the same as Peppermint.
Parsley should be planted from seeds indoors. Do NOT plant all seeds at once or get additional seed packets. These seeds can be difficult to get started and may take a couple of weeks to sprout. Once they start its a relative breeze from there which is great since Parsley is a very common use ingredient in the kitchen and should prove useful.
Oregano is another common use item and therefor makes a great choice for growing indoors. Oregeno needs 6 to 8 hours of light a day. The easiest variety to grow is Greek Oregano but any variety can be grown indoors.
Thyme also needs to 6-8 hours of light a day. Other than that, it is a great indoor herb option.
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