Best Herbs to Grow Indoors

Herbs are great to grow indoors because you can use them for various purposes. Whether you want to relax, clean your air, or supply your kitchen with fresh herbs, these herbs will fit the bill. Additionally, it is a great way to add some greenery to your home. You can also opt to grow them next to your best houseplants for a magnificent display.  

So, which herbs can grow under the low light of an indoor setting? With the proper care, you can typically grow any herb indoors. Nevertheless, here are the best herbs to grow into your indoors.

Lemon Balm

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This herb has a fresh lemon scent and flavor. You can use it to make tea, salads, and even desserts. This herb also has medicinal properties to help you with sleep problems or anxiety. You can also cut off a few branches to decorate your home or office as it gives off a pleasant aroma.

Lemon balm can be quickly grown indoors in containers or pots. Choose a location that has adequate lighting. Watch out for fading and wilting; it signifies that the plant is not getting enough light.

Basil

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Basil has long been a favorite indoor herb among homeowners. It is ideal for seasoning or garnishing in pasta, Asian cuisines, vinegar, and oils. There are several varieties of basil, and all are easy to grow from seeds or cuttings

You can start growing basil from seeds or cuttings at any time of the year. It thrives in moderate sunlight, so avoid placing it in a windowsill that receives direct sunlight in moist soil. Since basil grows rapidly, keep snipping those leaves for your kitchen use.

Mint (Mentha)

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It’s easy to grow mint indoors since it requires very little care. It’s also fast-growing, so you can have mint leaves ready to harvest in just a few weeks after planting them. As a perennial herb, mint will last for several years when grown indoors. The leaves are perfect for making herbal tea and tasty cocktails.

This herb quickly spreads its roots in the ground or containers. So, it is best when grown in a separate container to avoid crowding other plants. Mint loves moist and humid environments, so avoid placing it near a heating source.

Oregano

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Oregano is a perennial plant and will return every year. To keep it compact and bushy, you need to trim it consistently. Oregano has some medicinal properties. You can use oregano tea to prevent common colds, treat skin sores, and ease menstrual pain. It is also suitable for cooking as a spice and seasoning.

This herb takes well to indoor growing, mainly with bright light and adequate moisture. You can opt to grow oregano from seeds or starter plants, the latter being the quickest to grow. 

Thyme

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Thyme is easy to grow indoors, but it needs sunlight. If you’re growing it indoors in a pot, you have to give it 6 hours of sun every day. Thyme prefers well-drained soil and is sure to water when the soil dries out entirely because thyme does not thrive in soggy soil. The herb does not require much maintenance but makes sure you trim it regularly for fuller growth.

You can either choose to grow golden-leaved thyme or the lemon-scented varieties. To encourage fresh new growth, keep cutting back the stems. For a more robust leaf flavor, you should shear off appearing flowers.

Conclusion

Growing herbs indoors can be rewarding, especially if you love spiced food and herbal tea. These plants are easy to grow and will do well with little maintenance. Be sure to give them adequate lighting, water, and the correct soil type. Subscribe to our blog for more gardening tips.

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