by Kiku Reidhead
Spring brings the opportunity for you to put your green thumb to the
test. You'll be surprised how simple it can be to grow an herb garden
with our tips. If you have the space to put your plants out for some
sun, great! If not, don't worry, as long as you have a sunny windowsill,
you can keep your garden indoors.
When you go to buy seeds or plants to start your garden, don't go too
cheap unless you inspect carefully; expired seeds or plants with
withering stems and leaves are usually not healthy. Also keep in mind
your growing environment. Bushy herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano, and
sage are best suited for an indoor garden, but can be grown outdoors
too. Basil and chives are quick, easy growers and are suited for both
indoor and outdoor gardens.
Herbs require lots of sunlight for ideal growth. This is why an outdoor
location is best. Before you set your plants outside though, ensure that
evening frosts are past. You can keep your garden in pots or
containers, but you'll want to make sure they have good drainage and
If you're indoors, find a windowsill that gets sun for most of the day.
You don't want them in the kitchen, next to the hot oven and stove. Look
for a good window in the living room or even bedroom.
Once you've planted your seeds or picked out your plants and placed them
in the sun, you'll want to pay close attention to the moisture level of
the soil. Herbs don't do well in soaked soil nor in dry soil. If you
water your plants daily or every other day they should be in perfect
After the initial steps and daily care, your herbs should be tall and green and ready for flavoring up your favorite dishes!