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How To Start An Indoor Herb Garden

Discover just how east it can be to start your own indoor herb garden

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You may considerably increase the flavour of your cuisine by incorporating fresh herbs in your cooking. While dried or even frozen herbs can be used in place of fresh herbs, the flavour and scent of fresh herbs is considerably superior.

Growing your own outdoor herbs, however, may not be possible or practicable depending on where you reside. Growing your own herbs is still doable even if you don’t have a garden space or live in a chilly region.

Having your own indoor herb garden will provide you with a steady supply of fresh, fragrant herbs throughout the year.

Many indoor herb garden kits are now available, making planting your own indoor herb garden a breeze. These come in a variety of styles, including pots, bottles, wooden garden kits, terra cotta planters, and more. However, if you want to create your own indoor herb garden, it is quite simple and inexpensive to do so.

All you need for an indoor herb garden is a sunny, well-lit location. This could be on a porch or on a window sill. A south-facing location is preferred, but any well-lit space would suffice if one is not available. Avoid planting your herbs in a north-facing location since they won’t get enough sun. Many herbs can be used to create indoor herb gardens. Basil, oregano, mint, rosemary, sage, chives, thyme, and parsley are just a few examples.

The majority of herbs can be purchased from a garden nursery or a garden supply store. Many garden catalogue firms offer mail order herbs, or you can buy garden items directly from suppliers on the internet. If you’re buying your herbs from a garden nursery or store, make sure the seed packages aren’t expired. If you’re purchasing young plants, make sure they’re healthy and not straggly.

The next step is to select a container for your indoor herb garden. This, of course, must fit into or be located in the area designated for your herb garden. You can either use containers you already have or go to your local garden nursery to find a variety of containers in a variety of materials.

You are free to use any type or style of container that you choose. This might be anything from a standard planter to a mixing bowl, huge cup and saucer, or stainless steel bucket. You are only limited by your ideas and the amount of space available to you.

The next step is to purchase a high-quality general garden compost. This is critical since the herbs you’ll be growing will be in the container for a long time and will require a lot of nutrients to thrive.

All you have to do now is select and plant the herbs you wish to grow. One idea is to grow only the herbs you know you’ll need, or your indoor herb garden will get cluttered. Although they are simple to cultivate, they will require some attention. Indoor herbs require regular watering, but you must be careful not to overwater them, since this may cause them to rot and die. Once or twice a week should suffice to keep them healthy. Before you water them, feel the soil with your hands to see whether it’s too wet. Your plants should only need to be fed once a year. This is when slow release pellets come in handy.

Having your own indoor herb garden not only assures a year-round supply of your favourite fresh herbs, but it also gives the kids something to do. It’s not difficult for them to do and yields quick results. Indoor herb gardens make wonderful gifts for friends and family.

Bestseller No. 1
iDOO Hydroponics Growing System, 10 pods Smart Garden with Auto Timer, LED Grow Light, Indoor Herb Garden Germination Kit, Height Adjustable, Water Shortage Alarm for Home Kitchen, Black
  • Growth All Year Round: LED growing light of iDOO hydroponic growing system, simulates the sunlight spectrum, promots plants photosynthesis in any weather, maintain optimal growth status, encourage its growth, and faster than soil. Up to 10 plants grow at a time, and the height up to 38 cm.
  • Smart Garden with Timer: Every mode designed with a cycle timer, auto on/off, never worry about your plants when you are going out. Tips: For leaf plants, like basil, please choose Vegetables Mode. For flower/fruit plants, like tomatoes/peppers, please choose Flower&Fruits Mode.
  • Circulation and Sleep Mode: The water circulation system of hydroponic growing kit increase the oxygen in water. Switch to sleep mode by long-pressing "current mode", even if you are in the same room with the indoor garden, you can enjoy a deep sleep.
  • Low Water Level Alarm and Visual Window: When the water shortage, the water pump will emit an audible alarm intermittently, to remind you to add water. Besides, the visual window design of this hydroponic growing system, also allows you to clearly see the amount of water in the water tank.
  • Fantastic Gift to All: The indoor garden kit is an educational gift for children, helping them to observe the process of growth. For parents and grandparents, they will be able to enjoy fresh veggies and herbs all year-round.
Bestseller No. 2
Hydroponics Growing System, Indoor Herb Garden Grow Starter Kit with 2 LED Grow Light Modes,Automatic Timer Germination Kit, Adjustable Easy-to-Install Magnetic Light Rod for Home, Kitchen, Gardening
  • [All Season Home Garden] 24W & 8 Pods growth lights, full-spectrum LED hydroponics growing system, scientifically simulating sunlight, helps plants grow quickly (5 times than traditional planting), regardless of geographical and seasonal restrictions, you can eat fresh fruits and vegetables at any time throughout the year.
  • [Unique Easy Setup Design] Different from similar products on the market, this indoor herb garden kit adopts a powerful and easy setup design, which is not only easy to disassemble and assemble, but also avoids short circuits caused by water entering the lamp pole, which is safe and durable.
  • [4L Large-Capacity Water Tank] The large-capacity water tank of this indoor garden kit reduces the frequency of adding. The visualized transparent water level indicator allows one to know at a glance and add water in time. The automatic replenishment reminders of other products are prone to false alarms.
  • [Independent Circulating Pump] Automatic timing circulating water pump mode, the pump works for 30 minutes and shuts off for 30 minutes. This hydroponic growing system increases oxygen and helps plants grow. The separate pump button allows you to manually turn off the pump when you don't need it, and enjoy a quiet deep sleep.
  • [2 Smart Growth Modes] The 14-16 hours on and 8-10 hours off cycle timing helps plants better absorb light and speed up growth. You can also choose the mode of vegetables and flowers according to planting different plants.
Bestseller No. 3
iDOO 7 Pods Hydroponics Growing System, Indoor Herb Garden Germination Kit with 24W LED Grow Light, Automatic Timer, Height Adjustable, Smart Garden Planter for Home Kitchen, Black
  • High-Performance LED Grow Lights: The 24-Watt LED lights of the hydroponics growing system simulate the sunlight spectrum, promots plants photosynthesis in any weather, and helps indoor plants maintain optimal growth status, encourage its growth, and growing faster than soil. Perfect gift idea for children, men, women, dad, mom, grandma and friends.
  • 3 Smart Growing Modes with Timer: iDOO smart indoor garden designed with cycle timer, auto on/off, never worry about your plants when you are on vacation or going out. Suitable for normal mode during germination, flowering, and ornamental periods. Grow Mode, is suitable for germination and viewing stage. Enjoy Mode, is suitable for germination, bloom, viewing stage.
  • 2 Water Pump Circulation Modes: This indoor Hydroponic growing kit is designed with a water circulation system, increasing the oxygen in water. Switch the water pump to sleep mode by long-pressing the “PUMP SWITCH” for 5 seconds. The water pump will turn off for 12 hours and will then return to the normal cycle. You can enjoy a deep sleep in the same room as your home garden.
  • Height Adjustable: The height of the lighting panel of the hydroponics growing system can be adjusted for different growth stages (up to 15.75 inch/40 cm), helping veggies absorb energy and promoting growth. Greatly suitable for flowering plants, foliage, succulent plants, and seedlings grown.
  • Fantastic Gift to All: The indoor garden kit is an educational gift for children, helping them to observe the process of growth. For parents and grandparents, they will be able to enjoy fresh veggies and herbs all year-round.
Bestseller No. 4
Mini Hydroponics Growing System, Herb Garden Starter Kit with LED Grow Light, Indoor Garden kit, Hydroponic Growing System for Indoor Plants with Automatic Timer, Height Adjustable
  • MINI PORTABLE DESIGN - Plants growing light is a small growing light specially designed for indoor place. The 3-Pod Sprout Hydroponic Garden light is mini and compact design, all year fresh grow anywhere with style and convenience!
  • ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT - It can be up to 44.5cm (17.52 inch). The indoor growing kit with Led plant light can adjust the height of extendable rod at any time according to the different stages of the plants, helping plants absorb energy from LED grow lights and promoting growth.
  • EASY TO USE - Easy to use plant light. This mini plant light uses a one-button touch switch design, anyone can quickly learn to use. Very convenience and useful, perfect gift for kids to learn grow their indoor plants.
  • AUTO TIMER- Our indoor led plant light will have 12 hours on and 12 hours off cycle automatically. The cycle setting will occur when you press the power button. This is great choice for those who are busy and have no experience in planting, even for children, Your plants will be well taken care of when you go out.
  • GROW ANY PLANT YOUR WANT- This herb garden growing light have 3 planting baskets. You can grow basil, mint, thyme, sage, parsley, peppers, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, rosemary, kidney bean, strawberries, flowers. and more. Enjoy organic vegetables and fresh fruit at home!
Bestseller No. 5
Indoor Herb Garden Kit - Complete Herb Growing Kit to Easily Grow Your Own Herbs – with Stylish Metal Herb Pots and Markers. All You Need for a Lovely Indoor Garden Herb Planter to Grow Fresh Herbs
  • WHO SHOULD BUY THIS HERB KIT? – If you or someone you know loves tending plants, and if watching something grow gives you joy, then this kit is for you
  • GARDENING FOR ALL – We believe that gardening should be for everybody, not just for fit people with gardens. People with flats, people with reduced mobility, people who have never grown anything, and people who don’t like the winter cold, should all be able to garden when they like.
  • GOOD FOR THE SOUL - We believe nurturing plants from seed is good for our mental health. “Gardening is medicine that does not need a prescription”
  • IT HAS TO BE STYLISH! – If you’re going to do something, do it properly! Our metal herb pots and markers are simple yet timeless. Plastic and cardboard visible on our kitchen windowsill? No thank you
  • EAT PRODUCE YOU GREW YOURSELF– No-one should underestimate the satisfaction of tasting the fruits of their own labours. Pizzas for example, taste so much better with your own oregano on them
Bestseller No. 6
Herb Seed Growing Kit - Complete Seed Box and Grow Set - 12 Seeds Packets, Gloves with Claws, 6 Biodegradable Peat Pots, 6 Bamboo Plant Markers - Grow Your Own Indoor Garden - Ideal Gardening Gift
  • ULTIMATE KIT OF BUDGET FRIENDLY INDOOR PLANTS. Choose this gardening set to get 12 carefully selected premium herb seeds packets and all-in-one planting equipment set (garden and hand tools) for a fraction of the price! You are good to start growing from day one as the kit includes garden accessories: a pair of high quality rubber Gardening Gloves with Claws, 6 Biodegradable Peat Pots, 6 Bamboo Plant Markers and a comprehensive instruction manual.
  • GUARANTEED GROWING EXPERIENCE with Lab Tested and Good Germination Approved Seed Collection. Our diverse and most wanted herb garden box contains exclusive seeds that are 100% non-GMO and naturally grown in the Netherlands. Our herb seeds packets went through strict quality control of Germination Lab testing and were approved of Good Germination. Rest assured: what you sow, it will grow!
  • GROW 12 FAVOURITE CULINARY HERBS AT HOME. The sturdy seed box contains the goodness of 15 000 premium quality non-GMO seeds: Basil, Coriander, Oregano, Marjoram, Dill, Parsley, Chamomile, Garden Cress, Melissa, Creeping Thyme, Chives, Sage and Pot Basil. Before you know it, you will be enjoying some fresh Oregano on your homemade pizza!
  • PERFECT “GROW YOUR OWN HERBS” GIFT for a gardening beginner or a keen grower. Look no further if you are searching for useful yet unusual gifts for women, men, mum, dad, friends, or kids. Gift the joy and pleasure of growing own vegetables with garden seeds planting kit to your loved ones as a new home and a housewarming gift, or use it in an eco friendly party bag. Kids are going to love this nature science project of planting their own veggies and greens!
  • STRESS-FREE FIRST FORAY INTO GARDENING. Our herb seeds growing system is so easy to follow that even a non-green finger grower will find it frustration-free and enjoyable experience. The kit comes with detailed instructions specifically tailored to each type of plant. It is the easiest to set up kit to grow favorite herb plants indoors or outdoors. Grow kit will also be well received by a keen gardener since it is packed with goodness ready to be planted in an allotment garden or the back yard.
Bestseller No. 7
Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit - Herb Planter Seed Starter Window Herb Garden Growing Kit Indoor Gardening Set
  • [13-piece growth kit in one]: The indoor growth kit is here. The soil is fertile soil, you can grow all kinds of vegetables you like. This kit allows you to correctly grow 4 unique cooking ingredients while showing life on the kitchen window sill.
  • [Appearance that fits the window sill size]: Our kit includes 4 jute flower pots and 1 wooden box made of high-quality materials, designed to fit most window sills.
  • [Wide range of uses]: Our indoor growing garden kit is is suitable for all kinds of indoor growers, cooking enthusiasts and people who love life.
  • [Unique gifts and interior decoration]: 1 * wooden box size 36.5 * 11.3 * 8.4 cm, 4 * jute bag size 8.3 * 7.8 cm, each jute bag is equipped with pe waterproof bag, do not worry about water leakage, their balcony windows and The best decoration for the office. Mom’s birthday gift, housewarming gift, indoor gift. Experience the fun of hand planting.
  • [Quality Customer Service]: We are committed to let more people like indoor planting. There are detailed planting instructions and operation steps in the package. We always put product quality and customer experience first. If you encounter any problems during the planting process, we will reply to you as soon as possible.
Bestseller No. 8
CHEE MONG Hydroponics Growing System, Indoor Herb Garden Kit with LED Grow Light, Smart Indoor Garden Grow System for Home Kitchen, Auto Timer 12H, Height Adjustable
  • 【HYDROPONIC GROWING SYSTEM】With its own light source, indoor herb garden kit 5w LED light simulates the sunlight full spectrum, grow year round without worrying about any outdoors weather! no mess, no limitation.
  • 【ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT & WATER SHORTAGE REMINDER】The smart indoor garden can freely adjust the height of the plant rod according to the different growth cycles of plants (adjustable from 11cm / 4.3'' to 36cm / 14.3''). Proper lighting can ensure the maximum photosynthesis of plants and help plants grow faster. with a water level indicator, you can know the water volume by the float and add water in time.
  • 【FULL SPECTRUM HYDROPONICS GROWING SYSTEM】12H Turn on/off automatically. The smart LED lights indoor herb garden kit helps seedlings and sprouts, plants grow stems and leaves, bloom and bear fruit. the indoor germination kit for plants can be placed in the kitchen, bedroom, drawing room and office.
  • 【SAVE ENERGY & BEST THANKSGIVING GIFT】5W Ultra low power and high efficiency, plant growth promotion effect is obvious. You can grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad leaves, flowers and more in this hydroponics growing system. Like basil, mint, strawberry, mini tomato and so on. Clean and good looking; Mini size, can be used at office,living room,kitchen.
  • 【TIPS FOR PLANTING】To ensure the normal growth of plants, it is recommended to put the seeds in "Plant cultivation" to raise seedlings, and when the seedlings grow out, place the sponge to the plant basket; please refer to the instructions for the ratio of nutrients and water.
Bestseller No. 9
Pawmate Hydroponics Growing System, Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit with Adjustable LED Grow Light, Smart Garden Planter, Automatic Timer Germination Kit
  • 🌻【Indoor Herb Garden Kit Indoor with Light】: The 24-Watt LED lights of the hydroponics growing system simulate the sunlight spectrum, helps plants photosynthesis in any weather, and helps indoor plants maintain optimal growth status, encourage its growth, and growing faster than soil. Perfect gift idea for children, men, women, dad, mom, grandma and friends.
  • 🌻【3 Smart Modes for Different Growth Stages】: Smart Indoor Garden Normal Mode: 24h on, with red & blue & Yellow LED lights, suitable for germination, bloom, viewing stage. Grow Mode: 16h-on-and-8h-off-cycle, with red & Blue LED lights, for germination and viewing stage. Enjoy Mode: 12h-on-and-12h-off-cycle, with 50% red & Blue LED lights, good for germination, bloom, viewing stage. Lights will be less noticeable in this mode.
  • 🌻【Hydroponics Growing System with Water Level Indicator】: Indoor Hydroponic growing kit with light with buoy allows you to know the specific remaining water more clearly and quickly. And add water in time to ensure the normal growth of plants. The perfect design of Hydroponics growing kits can make your plants grow faster and healthy.
  • 🌻【Indoor Gardening System All Year Round】: Our indoor garden germination kit up to 3 plants grown at once to 16.9 inches, help veggies absorb energy and promoting growth. Greatly suitable for flowering plants, foliage, succulent plants, and seedlings grown.
  • 🌻【Great Gift For All】The indoor garden kit is an educational gift for children, helping them to observe the process of growth. For parents and grandparents, they will be able to enjoy fresh veggies and herbs all year-round. Everyone can enjoy any hydroponics plants you want in any season. Ideal for indoor use, either on the kitchen counter, window, or living room.
Bestseller No. 10
Seesii 12 Pods Hydroponics Growing System, Indoor Herb Garden Kit With LED Grow Light, Automatic Timer Germination Kit with Water Pump Height Adjustable (No Seeds)
  • 【Hydroponic Growing System】Seesii indoor garden germination kit is Designed with no soil technology to cultivate the plants, comes with a water automatic circulation system, water pump circulation make plants growing faster than soil. You have total control over the weather all year round, no mess, no limitation. No seeds included
  • 【High-Performance Grow Lights】 The 43-Watt LED lights of hydroponics growing system simulate the sunlight spectrum, promoting plants' photosynthesis in any weather.Full years grow,The indoor gardening with plants can be placed in the kitchen, bedroom, or office.The unique Dual Growing Mode(Vegetables, Flow&Fruits) only with one touch on the control panel to emit the right blend of light spectrum to fully simulate optimum natural conditions.
  • 【Smart Grow Modes】Smart Grow Modes for Veggies & Fruits,For leaf plants growing harvest leaves, choose Vegetables Mode which contains blue light. For fruit plants growing stronger, choose Flower&Fruits Mode which increases the red light.
  • 【Height-Adjustable Herb Garden Kit】The height of the lighting part of the hydroponics growing system can be adjusted for plants at different growth stages.Adjustsble from 8.07 to 19.68 inch,to meet different plant growth heights
  • 【Indoor Gardening System All Year】You can grow up to 12 plants grown at once, allow you growing fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more with the indoor gardening system, which can grow plants 5 times faster than growing in soil. You can enjoy any hydroponics plants you want in any seasons. Ideal for indoor use, either on the kitchen counter, window or living room.

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