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
Hanging Herb Garden
Brightly colored pots are hung up on any blank wall with some simple macrame plant hangers at various different levels for a living wall art piece. Use pots that match the color scheme of your kitchen!
Chalkboard Paint Indoor Herb Garden
I love the simple look of these basic flower pots that have been painted with chalkboard paint and then labeled with the herb name with basic school chalk. That means you can easily change the label as needed.
Shoe Holder Garden
Those over the door shoe holders are pretty darn versatile for organizing a million things, but I would never have thought to use one as a planter for herbs! Nifty!
DIY Copper Tin Can Planters and Chalkboard Tags
Upcycle tin cans from canned veggies and fruits into these adorable planters with just a little copper colored spray paint and chalkboard tags. If you have copper pots and pans and accessories in your kitchen these would look fabulous!
Indoor Hanging Herb Garden
If you have a bright and sunny window over the kitchen sink this easy herb garden makes great use of that vertical window space with two hanging rods hung up and decorative pots suspended from each rod with jute rope. I love the rustic farmhouse look these indoor herb planters have!
Mug Herb Garden
You can make these little herb garden containers out of just about any decorative coffee mug that you want. All you need to do is find some that fit your décor just right and follow the steps from eHow on how to drill a hole in the bottom of the mugs so that you can plant each one with your favorite herbs.
Decorative Paper Tin Can Herb Garden
Tin cans are transformed with a little wallpaper in this easy DIY project. You could use whatever wallpaper scraps you have leftover from a project or even Contact paper or scrapbooking paper!
Copper Pipe Hanging Planter
A simple copper pipe is hung on the wall and pots are hung from the pipe using some simple macramé in bright pink and yellow. But you could totally use whatever colors work with your kitchen décor!
Plastic Bottle Herb Garden
Turning trash into treasure can be so much fun and this nifty project turns quart sized plastic milk containers into simple hanging herb containers. Your chives and parsley will never be happier and Mother Earth will be smiling too!
Indoor Herb Garden IKEA Hack
The IKEA Vurm is designed to hold bottles of wine but instead you can hack it to create a great looking wall hung herb garden that meets the more modern design flare.
Old Kettle Herb Garden
If you like thrifting then keep your eyes peeled for old tea kettles at your local thrift stores, consignment shops and garage sales because they can make a great container for potted herbs indoors. You could go for an eclectic mix of different kinds of kettles or curate a collection of a specific type like all copper tea kettles or colorful enamel ones. The choice is up to you!
Painted Tin Can Window Sill Herb Garden
While I love the pretty blueish teal color used in this easy DIY project you really could use any color you wanted to paint the tin cans. My kitchen is accented in a apple green and I think these herb garden tin cans would look simply yummy in my favorite color!
Pallet Table Top Herb Garden
Turn an old wooden pallet into a lovely table top herb garden that beautifully holds mason jars planted with your favorite herbs. Handles attached to the wooden box makes it easy to transport and chalkboard plant markers are farmhouse chic and of course...let you know what herbs are what in each jar.
Upcycled Lotion Bottle Herb Garden
Can you believe that this indoor herb garden is made from empty lotion bottles that have just been cut down and painted? What a great (and stylish) way to turn trash to treasure!
Teacup Herb Garden
While these old teacups turned into potted herbs are listed as wedding favors I think they would be just as sweet potted up and placed on a sunny window sill.
What are YOUR favorite herbs to grow indoors? Leave a comment below and let us know!
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