We’re spoiled in summer by the taste of fresh veggies, fruits and herbs. That just-picked flavor lingers into the fall but is just a memory by winter. It doesn’t have to be with these herbs to grow year round.
Fresh herbs can be a part of meals year-round, long after the garden has been put to bed, by growing herbs indoors all year long. No special tools are required to grow the following herbs. All you need is a pot with drainage holes and a sunny window.
6 Herbs to Grow Indoors Now:
1. Basil. Start basil in well-draining potting soil. Place pots in a south-facing window – basil likes lots of sun and warmth. Water when dry.
2. Parsley. Choose parsley seedlings or seeds and plant in well-draining potting mix. Parsley likes full sun but is able to grow in an east- or west-facing window. Remember that in shade, water doesn’t evaporate as quickly, so check soil to ensure it’s dried out between waterings.
Feed the plants every two weeks with half-strength liquid fertilizer.
3. Mint. No light? No problem. Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow and can survive, even thrive, with little light. Plant in potting mix and water regularly. Pinch back every couple of weeks.
4. Sage. Sage can be started from seeds or seedlings. Plant in well-draining potting mix and place in full sun.
5. Thyme. Start thyme seedlings indoors in well-drained potting mix. Thyme likes full sun but will grow in an east- or west-facing window.
6. Rosemary. Start rosemary seedlings in well-draining potting mix. This Mediterranean plant likes full sun and dry conditions. Only water when the top of the soil is dry. But never let the soil dry out completely.
Place your pot near doorways so you can enjoy the scent as you walk by.