Green thumb or not, every homeowner should try their hand at growing fresh herbs. Here are 5 easy-to-grow herbs you can pick up and start tending to today.
- Mint. The perfect addition to a cool, refreshing summer drink, mint can be grown indoors in a wide pot of moderately rich soil. They recommend placing this herb in indirect light in an area with temperatures no more than 65 to 70 degrees during the day.
- Basil. This plant thrives off plenty of sunlight and warmth, so plant its seeds in a pot and place in a south-facing window. Once ready, this herb is a great addition to any tomato sauce or Italian dish.
- Oregano. Another Italian food staple, oregano is a great addition to your indoor garden. This herb requires direct sunlight and should be turned occasionally. Make sure to select a pot with a drainage hole and be careful as oregano plants are sensitive and can easily be killed by overwatering
- Chives. Commonly used to top scrambled eggs, soups, baked potatoes, and more, chives are a great indoor herb. Choose a 4- to 6-inch pot with well-draining soil to plant your seeds. This herb requires at least 8 hours of direct sunlight a day and should be turned periodically as it tends to grow towards the sun.
- Cilantro. Have an affinity for Mexican food? Then you’ll definitely want to add cilantro into the mix. Plant the seeds in an unglazed pot with a lot of drainage holes to allow for moisture and air to pass through and place in the sun for four to five hours per day.