Nothing is as refreshing as going on a camping trip or just being in nature in general. The sad truth is that it just isn’t always possible for all types of reasons. But what if you could bring some of the healing effect of nature right inside of your home?
It does not require elaborate gardening skills. You won’t believe how easy it is to start growing your own indoor herb garden. This can even be a fun little side project when you find yourself stuck at home. Of course, when it comes to gardening, the more space you have, the better you start off. Yet there is a sizable list of herbs, plants and garden vegetables you can start growing indoors right now.
Mint is another herb that’s quite easy to grow at home both indoor and outdoor. It might even be a little bit too easy. For this reason alone, If growing indoors, it is recommended to containerize it and give it its own place. As Mint roots tend to be invasive. Meaning that, if you don’t give it its own place, it can quickly take over everything. You can easily do this by putting it in a window box so it can still have plenty of room to grow.
After you take a cutting and place it into the box, all you have to do is place it in a bright sunny room. And make sure you keep it moist and watered.
Oh! And don’t forget to enjoy your freshly brewed mint tea that you made straight from your own small indoor garden!
Parsley is another easy plant for your indoor home garden. You need to make sure that the soil stays moist by watering it about every two weeks with liquid fertilizer.. But the trick is that every time you water it, you need to remember to empty the saucer so that its roots don’t get drained into the water.
One good thing about parsley is that unlike Mint leaves, this one plays very nicely with other plants. So you could easily grow other non invasive herbs within the same container.
This is the perfect plant for beginners or if you just want to dip your toes into the world of indoor herb garden without making huge commitment. This is because cilantro has a short life span.
If you choose to start growing cilantro, just make sure to keep seedling every two or three weeks in order for you to have a constant supply of freshly home grown cilantro.
Basil is another plant that people start planting indoors. It has a very pleasant and fresh smell that could be a welcomed addition to your home. Just make sure you start with a bag of high quality soil and seeds.
Once the growth starts, make sure to keep the soil moist without it being soaking wet. Just keep in mind that basil plant tends to be an annual one. So they last for a few months. But for your plant to take off, the soil and climate around it needs to be fairly warm.
If you decide to try your hand at growing chives, there is good news for you. It only takes about two weeks for the seeds to grow. Another beautiful thing is that they can grow to be between 12 to 24 inches tall.
There are many varieties of Oregano and thankfully, you can pick the one that better suits your home situation. Some oregano require full sun to grow. So if you have a patio, that won’t be a problem for you.
However if you don’t have any outdoor space, you could try your hand at growing the Golden Oregano which only needs partial sun. So in that case, just being close to a window would do the trick.
This plant is very well known both as a culinary and aromatic herb. Thyme likes a moist environment but just as many other herbs, it does not tolerate soggy roots. For this reason, it is recommended to use a clay pot as a base. This way the thyme can dry out much easier and efficiently.
It needs plenty of sunlight. So you could easily solve this problem by placing it around your window and enjoy the captivating smell along with the charming views as the plant slowly grows out.
8. Wild Bergamot
Now wild bergamot is a little bit different from the list presented so far. But this could be a nice way to add some colors to your small home garden plants. The wild Bergamot likes it sunny with a rich soil. Once it grows, you could also use the beautiful leaves to make some delicious tea.
I hope this list will give you some ideas and inspire you to start your own tiny indoor plant garden project. It does not have to be complicated and it could be a nice way to uplift your mood and your home.