One of the easiest and healthiest, not to mention inexpensive ways to add flavor to meals is by adding herbs. Spruce up chicken with a sprig of rosemary. Oregano makes a bold flavor statement in soups and sauces. And is there even a point to having margherita pizza if it’s missing basil? Exactly!
But adding a fresh flavor profile to your meals isn’t the only benefit these beauties provide. Tending to them will help you learn a new skill (every moment will be Instagram worthy), can help you relax when you feel tension creeping in, and you can share the wealth with your loved ones. That’s something to feel good about.
Get started with these handy pointers, and soon enough you’ll enjoy the culinary delights, and the heavenly scent taking over your kitchen.
Which herbs are best for indoor?
Mint, oregano, basil, rosemary, chives, and thyme are all great indoor choices as long as you can provide them with significant sunlight throughout the day. These can all grow from seeds or from young plants.
What do I need?
You’ll need potting mix and separate pots for each type of herb. Make sure these pots have adequate drainage, as well as something underneath to catch the excess water. You’ll also need a fertilizer and homemade compost is always a nice nutrition boost.
How do I care for them?
Herbs typically like six to eight hours of sunlight and cozy room temperature. You want to make sure they’re not close to air conditioning or heating vents. In the winter make sure their window doesn’t have a draft. Water your herbs regularly, but sparingly. The soil should be damp, but not soggy. Once they begin to outgrow their current pot, transplant to something bigger. Harvest when ready and watch them regrow.