Herbs

Growing organic herbs is often the best way to start off an indoor garden, or perhaps a way for a new gardener to become more comfortable developing their green thumb. Herbs generally require less intensive oversight than fruits and vegetables, can be grown in much smaller spaces, and are suited to indoor areas with limited sunlight.

Even though most herbs will grow readily in a well-ventilated pot, remember that – as with all plants – soil drainage is key to avoiding destructive issues such as root rot, fungus and fungus gnats and mealy bug infestations. Keep your soil nutrient-dense and prevent any standing water – we recommend watering herbs in the morning to ensure that all moisture can be absorbed before nightfall. Also, barring a few exceptions (see: cilantro), making sure that your herbs are receiving adequate sunlight is key to successful scent and flavor production. If possible, place potted herbs outside in the sunlight for a few hours every day when weather allows to help achieve maximum growth of foliage. As always, take care to follow the temperature and light recommendations for your specific plants.

Herb Growing Guides


Growing Basil

Growing Basil
If you choose to grow just one herb at home this year, basil should be a top contender. Because this fragrant garden favorite is so easy to grow in the...

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Growing Cilantro

Growing Cilantro
Cilantro is a staple cooking herb throughout Asia and Latin America. And, the distinctive taste will either cause you to fall in love or make you want to spit it...

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Growing Comfrey

Growing Comfrey
Many years ago, comfrey was grown as a popular medicinal herb. Reaching nearly five feet tall, with large, prickly leaves beneath hanging clusters of colorful, bell-shaped flowers, the true benefits...

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Growing Lavender

Growing Lavender
There's a lot to like about lavender. Known for its rich, luxurious scent, the lavender plant is a stunning perennial evergreen, which originated in southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Long...

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Growing Lemon Grass

Growing Lemon Grass
Do you love the taste of the tropics but live too far from the equator to take advantage of it in your garden? There's no reason to despair if your...

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Growing Mint

Growing Mint
Mojitos at a moment's notice? Yes, please! It turns out that mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow at home. In fact, your biggest problem when growing mint might...

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Growing Oregano

Growing Oregano
Every Italian food lover knows the benefit that a well-grown sprig of oregano can add to their cooking. The zesty taste of oregano makes it a perfect addition to any...

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Growing Parsley

Growing Parsley
If you think parsley's only good for being a garnish on the salad bar, you are missing out on the incredible flavor that this herb has to offer. Parsley originated...

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Growing Rosemary

Growing Rosemary
As a staple herb throughout Mediterranean cooking, rosemary has earned itself a reputation for its potent evergreen taste. Plus, it is easy to use in a number of different dishes. This...

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Growing Sage

Growing Sage
Growing sage is fairly simple for just about anyone. And, as a longtime favorite for seasoning all types of food, sage is a highly aromatic herb that you can put...

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Growing Tarragon

Growing Tarragon
Don't let its reputation for being tricky to master scare you off; growing tarragon is actually easy once you know a few secrets about it. Unlike other herbs that can...

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Growing Thyme

Growing Thyme
For those that can't get enough of Mediterranean cuisine, growing thyme should definitely be on your 'must-grow' list this season. Native to the warm climates of the Grecian coast, thyme...

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