An herb garden right outside the kitchen door is a cook’s delight. Fresh herbs add a special burst of flavor to any homemade meal. Whether you are snipping basil for pasta, sage for turkey, or thyme and rosemary for roasts – herbs bring another layer of freshness and flavor to the table. But unfortunately come late fall, the perennial herb garden dies back — leaving the gardener and cook without fresh-from-the-garden herbs.
In this podcast episode, I’ll share tips and a few gardening “tricks” for growing herbs indoors. Whether you are starting with a packet of seeds, taking cuttings from existing plants or just bringing your outdoor potted herbs into the house, herbs are easy to grow indoors and add just the right amount of fresh to your winter meals… and it’s also a great way to “garden” over the winter months!
Listen to How to Start and Grow Herbs Indoors
Quick Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors
Herbs are easy plants to grow indoors and will liven your meals over the winter months. Not sure how to get started? Click the link below for ideas on what herbs to grow, how to bring outdoor herb plants inside, and how to care for your indoor herb plants.
Shopping the Produce Aisle for Herb Plants
Rosemary and basil two herbs that are quick to produce roots from new-growth cuttings. Of course, this only works if you have existing plants with new growth to take cuttings from!
If you don’t have plants readily available, an inexpensive and easy way to propagate these herbs is to use packaged rosemary or basil stems that are found in your grocery store’s produce section.
The propagation process couldn’t be easier; all you need are fresh herb stems, a jar of water, and time. To learn how you can create herb plants from the produce aisle, click the link below!
Seed Starting Basics
Another way to create an indoor herb garden is to start your plants from seed. When you grow from seed, you’re not limited to what is available at the garden center. Online seed companies have dozens of different herbs to choose from and it’s a great opportunity to try something new!
If you are new to growing plants from seed, or just need a little refresher, click the link below for basic equipment needs and the how-to’s of growing from seed!