4 Easy Herbs To Grow Indoors

4 Easy Herbs To Grow Indoors

Last Updated On: November 4, 2020

Herbs are one of the most popular and beloved types of plants to grow indoors. They look, smell, and taste great, and can bring out the inner chef in all of us. Today, we’re going to look at 4 easy herbs to grow indoors that are perfect for any level of gardener. Without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

Chives

First up we have chives. Chives are a hardy plant, and this makes them very easy to grow. They are difficult to kill, and while having their preferences, will grow well in almost any environment.

Why We Picked it

We picked chives mainly due to their flexibility and hardiness. This makes them great for first time or forgetful gardeners. Even if you’re a bit lax in care, such as watering, chives will continue to grow and even thrive. Chives are also great for small spaces and will grow well in nearly any sized container.

Care Tips

Basic care is to provide chives with lots of bright light and water frequently. Chives do best in bright light, but will grow in partial or indirect light as well. For watering, check every few days and water if the soil is beginning to dry out. Chives like wet soil but shouldn’t be sitting in water.

Thyme

Thyme is another great low effort plant to grow indoors. Not only is thyme delicious, but it provides a great aroma as well. It’s also been shown to potentially work as a natural insect repellent when planted outdoors, perfect for keeping mosquitos away.

Why We Picked it

We picked thyme primarily due to it being a very low maintenance plant. Thyme likes drier soil, so it’s okay to go a bit of time between waterings. If you’re looking for a set it and forget it herb, thyme is about as close as you can get.

Care Tips

Like chives, thyme enjoys full sun but that isn’t a hard requirement. Partial shade or indirect light will also work. For waterings, wait until the soil is completely dry before watering. Depending on your environment and humidity it might be as long as 5-7 days between waterings.

Mint

Next up we have mint. Mint is a wonderfully fragrant herb that is easy to grow and tastes great. If you’re a drink lover, mint is a great choice and makes an excellent addition to a multitude of drinks.

Why We Picked it

We picked mint due to its tendency to grow very quickly. Mint is a weed, and will certainly grow like one. Even with less than perfect care you’ll often see mint taking over it’s container.

Care Tips

Mint likes partial to full sun and moist soil. Look to water it every few days just as the top of inch soil becomes dry to the touch. One word of warning, as noted above mint is a weed and will quickly grow to overtake its container. That’s why it’s recommended to plant it alone or take care to trim it back. Otherwise, it has the tendency to choke out nearby plants.

Cilantro

Last up, we have the tasty and fragrant cilantro. Cilantro is a very easy herb to grow and can be done both indoors and outdoors. One thing to watch for when growing cilantro is flowering or bolting. You want to make sure to harvest before this happens as it will quickly ruin the flavor.

Why We Picked it

Cilantro is our last pick due to both its ease of growth as well as the quick rate it does so. Cilantro also, unlike many other plants, prefers to be grown in a shadier environment making it a great option for those with limited sun. You’ll also notice that cilantro can grow quite quickly, making it easy to have a continuous supply given even a relatively small growing area.

Care Tips

As noted, give cilantro a shadier area with partial sun that doesn’t get too hot. High temperatures can actually encourage the plant to bolt early, which noted above ruins the flavor. For water, make sure the soil stays moist, but don’t soak it. Cilantro is fairly tolerant, so if you’re a bit forgetful the plant should be fine.

Easy Herbs To Grow Indoors

And there you have it, our top herbs to grow indoors. While that’s a short list, hopefully there’s something in there for you to enjoy.

That all said, herbs are generally a fairly easy plant variety to grow, both indoors and outdoors. If something isn’t listed above that you want to grow don’t let that discourage you. Check out the herbs section of our site, there we have many others herbs and breakdowns of how to grow them indoors.

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