Best herbs to grow indoors

While some plants enjoy growing outside, others do better indoors. One of the greatest struggles for gardeners is keeping certain plants alive throughout the colder months of the year. There are a number of lovely herbs that you can grow in your garden before bringing them in during the winter.

Lemongrass is one of the easiest of all herbs to grow. You don’t even need to place the stalks in soil. You can simply put them in some water and use them as needed in your cooking. Basil is another popular herb and useful to have in your kitchen. Your basil plant will need plenty of light as well as a large enough pot. If you notice that your basil plant is not growing large leaves, it could be due to a pot that has become too small.

Coriander (also called cilantro) is a delightfully refreshing herb that makes dishes like salsa a true flavour sensation. It’s a good idea to have several plants in various stages of development so that you always have fresh coriander to enjoy. Parsley looks like coriander but has a very different flavour and scent. Rich in various vitamins, parsley tends to grow a bit slower and can be used in a number of different dishes.

Thyme is often used during the preparation of various types of meat. When growing this plant, you should make sure that it gets a lot of sunlight. You will notice small pink or purple flowers on the plant when it is in bloom. This is one great way of adding colour to your indoor herb garden!

Mint is yet another wonderful addition and it will give your kitchen a beautiful fresh scent. Mint can be used fresh, adding to cooked meals, you can make mint sauce, or even added to cocktails. Mint tea has many health benefits and helps with digestive problems.This is one herb that you may want to plant on its own. If it grows too large, you can pluck a few leaves and let them dry out for making tea.

Oregano is another hit in the kitchen. Especially when making pasta or pizza. Oregano needs the most sun of all so make sure that you place it in a spot with plenty of light.