Growing your own herbs in your kitchen is a great way to easily have fresh herbs at your fingertips all year long. Let this collection of 15 DIY Indoor Kitchen Herb Gardens inspire you to start your own indoor herb garden! Plus find a list of our top 8 herbs that grow well indoors!
We love fresh herbs and use them pretty often in our recipes here at Crock-Pot Ladies and while most major grocery stores carry little packages of fresh herbs right in the produce section there really is nothing better than growing a few pots in a sunny windowsill of your FAVORITE herbs.
Pick the herbs that you use the most often (in my kitchen that is rosemary, thyme, cilantro, oregano and basil) and pop them into some pretty pots or containers. Most herbs don’t require a lot of fuss and care. Just water them once a week or when the soil feels dry. And make sure they have some nice sun.
Snip off leaves or stems as needed for your cooking or just to keep the plants in check which will also encourage new growth.
8 Herbs That Grow Well Indoors:
- Basil – Adds a bright pop of flavor to Italian dishes and if you grow a couple of plants you can even make your own pesto which freezes great so you can enjoy it year around.
- Bay – Dried bay leaves are great in soups and stews but the fresh ones are even better.
- Chives – We use chives as a garnish or as a topping on our bake potatoes. But they are also great in egg dishes!
- Oregano – There are two basic varieties. Italian or Mexican oregano. They taste very similar and can be used interchangeably but the Mexican oregano has a little bit of a lemony hint to it.
- Parsley – Easy to grow and is great to add color or a little freshness to your recipes.
- Rosemary – A hardy herb that will grow great year after year even indoors. I have had my rosemary plant for 4 years now and it is going strong!
- Sage – This herb goes great with chicken dishes and I just love the fuzzy leaves!
- Thyme – Probably one of my most used herbs in my indoor herb garden I love fresh thyme in my chicken noodle soup, chicken and dumplings and in homemade salad dressings. If I can find lemon thyme at the local garden center I always buy a couple of pots. The slight lemony flavor is just perfect.
DIY Indoor Kitchen Herb Gardens
What are YOUR favorite herbs to grow indoors? Leave a comment below and let us know!