Believe it or not, but any apartment, house, condo, etc. that you're currently living in, can be transformed into your very own indoor herb garden. Instead of going to the farmer's market or the grocery store, you can grow basil, mint, and so much more in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a little sunlight exposure, some water to feed it, and you're well on your way to knowing how to grow herbs indoors. Here is the full variety of plants to add to your list of indoor herb garden ideas.
Basil is the unofficial king of the herbs. This highly versatile plant can be used in so many different ways, but primarily, pesto is the main beneficiary of having basil readily available. This basil pesto recipe is a great and easy way to put pesto on literally everything you eat. Thai basil, and sweet basil are other great forms of basil as well.
Here are the guidelines for growing basil indoors:
Mint is another powerhouse in the game of herbs. There is a multitude of things that mint is used for, including this tasty mojito recipe. There are also mint juleps, mint chutney, and all of the other mint candy combinations available.
Here's a brief guide on how to grow mint indoors:
Cilantro is a very polarizing food because some people love it, and others think it tastes like soap. For those who love it, cilantro can be used in many different dishes, including this cilantro lime rice recipe. Cilantro is also great with chicken, shrimp, salsa, and so much more.
These are some simple steps for growing cilantro in you own house:
Parsley is the ultimate garnish for basically any dinner imaginable. It's basically a food enhancer: it improves pesto, makes potatoes better, and can make great tea as well. There are just so many uses for this classic herb.
Here's how to grow parsley indoors:
Oregano is a must have for any Italian or Mexican dish, and it complements many other dishes as well. Just look at the wide variety of recipes that can be made using oregano. Oregano can also be made into oil that is also extremely beneficial.
Here's how to grow oregano in your own home:
If you haven't added thyme to your indoor herb garden, then now is the (wait for it) time. Thyme is a great addition to steaks and many other dishes, and thyme tea is nothing to scoff at.
Here's some tips on how to grow thyme in your house: