Herbs Which Can Grow In Your Kitchen

Herbs Which Can Grow In Your Kitchen

There’s a wide variety of plants that will thrive in a windowsill garden environment in this article we will discuss growing herbs in your kitchen garden.

Herbs are the most common crop to grow in a windowsill garden because most herbs grow well in small spaces. The reality is that not all herbs are well suited for growing indoors.  chives, oregano, thyme, dill, mint, basil, coriander, sage, and creeping savory. These herbs are easy enough to grow that they are often recommended for indoor growing as school science projects.

Fresh basil, mint and rosemary

Each herb has unique growing needs. Make sure to do a little research to make sure you have the light, humidity, and air circulation conditions the plant requires. There is no point in devoting a lot of space to herbs you aren’t likely to use very much—just because you can grow a plant doesn’t mean you should. Reserve your window space to grow ample quantities of the herbs that you use most often in cooking.

windowsill herb garden

Windowsill herb gardens provide fresh herbs year-round for cooking. If you grow them in your kitchen window, you’ll only be a few steps away from fresh aromatics. When planting several herbs in the same container, try to group them together according to their water needs. Basil, cilantro, and parsley require consistently moist soil, while chives, thyme, sage, rosemary, and oregano can handle drier conditions. Mint and tarragon grow rapidly with wild roots and can overtake other plants if left unattended, so consider planting them in separate containers.

With most herbs, you can begin snipping them for harvest when they are just a few inches tall. Pruning back the herbs often means a larger, longer harvest. Try to cut the new growth back at least once a week, even if you are not using the herbs in recipes. Long stems that are about to set flower buds should be trimmed off as they appear.


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