Grow Fresh Herbs Indoors

Imagine fresh and fragrant herbs right at your fingertips! Indulging in these fresh flavors with every culinary creation or simply enjoying the beautiful greenery in your space is simple. All you need are your fresh herbs, quality potting soil, a sunny spot in your home, and the perfect containers.

Grow Fresh Herbs Indoors

PLANTING SUPPLIES

plant labels and fertilizer

To grow your own herb garden, you will need a few supplies from Calloway’s or Cornelius for your planting success.

Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil

Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil gives your plants the proper nutrients for strong growth, creates an ideal balance of air and water around your plant’s roots, and maintains the proper moisture levels to keep your herbs fresh and happy.

Jobe’s® Organics® Herb Granular Plant Food or Plant Food Spikes

Give your plants an extra boost with organic fertilizers. Jobe’s Organics® Herb Plant Foods are specially formulated to provide your herbs the nutrients they need to produce healthy foliage. It provides plants the nourishment that it needs while still being safe for the environment! Plus, these products are kid and pet friendly with no harmful chemicals.

RapidClip® Plant Labels

Plant labels are a great addition to any garden, especially herb gardens. While some herbs are easy to identify, based on their scent or the shape of their leaves, help yourself and keep things simple. Labeling your plants will help you and your kiddos learn more about gardening by knowing exactly what you are growing. These are great for single plant containers or a mixed herb garden.

 

Herbs and Containers

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Fresh Herbs

The great thing about growing your own fresh herbs is that they are ready to go immediately after planting and you can mix and match flavors to create different themes. You can create an Italian spice garden or you can trend your theme south of the border.

Some of the best herbs to grow indoors are mint, thyme, oregano, parsley, and rosemary because they can tolerate indoor conditions fairly well and are readily available as young plants. Other great options are basil, cilantro, sage, and more!

Plant in Different Containers

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The key ingredient for your planting success is natural light and a sunny location in your home. Keep your home extra stylish and stay trendy with a selection of fabulous containers for your fresh herbs.

indoor herb garden ideas

Keep your plants separate with matching or an eclectic array of containers. Try using candle holders for an interesting display of various heights. Make your herb garden a focal point in your kitchen!

Plant in Hanging Baskets

herb hanging baskets

A metallic touch is exactly what any space needs! Hanging baskets aren’t only for outdoor spaces, they can also be used indoors! Line your container with stones before you add your planting soil to create a better draining system.

Plant in a Container Creation

herb gardens in kitchens

Mix things up and create a vibrant container with lots of different textures and fragrances! Use a cake stand to make your creation a functional piece of décor or experiment with a lovely plate to use as a stylish saucer.

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PLANTING CARE TIPS

Keep your plants happy and tasty with proper care. Give your plants proper light and try to place your plants at south-facing windows for good exposure to sunlight. Herbs that benefit most from more sunlight throughout the day are selections like rosemary, thyme, basil, or oregano.

For areas that receive only 6 hours of sun like east or west facing windows, use chives, mint, parsley. These plants thrive with less intense light and the windows tend to stay cooler.

Avoid overwatering as soggy soil can greatly impact the health of your plants. Let the soil dry a bit before watering again.

Feed your plants as often as needed. Follow the directions on the packaging of your plant food.

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Growing herbs indoors is the perfect step in the direction of healthy living and healthy eating! Bring flavor home with fresh herbs! Stop by our store nearest you for your planting supplies and fresh herbs! Questions? Ask one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals!

 

 

 

ref: eatingwell.com