How To Start an Indoor Garden with Herbs: The Best Indoor Herb Gardens


If you’ve been wanting to start indoor garden with herbs in your home but don’t know where to begin, then this guide is for you! Growing your herbs indoors allows you to enjoy their aroma without travelling outside and helps keep them fresh, so they don’t go limp and lose their flavour as quickly. And did we mention that it’s a great way to get kids involved in gardening? With kids of all ages, including boys, too. So, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, making an indoor herb garden can be a rewarding experience for the entire family. But just because it can be a rewarding experience doesn’t mean it will suit everyone. If you live in a hot climate or have limited space for gardening, then an indoor herb garden isn’t the best option. However, an indoor herb garden might be perfect for your home if you have abundant sunlight and aren’t worried about your herbs getting enough light throughout the day. So which type of home should you build your indoor herb garden? Here are some facts about different kinds of herbs and when they grow best indoors:

What is an Indoor Herb Garden?

Growing herbs indoors is an excellent way to enjoy the rewards of fresh herbs without having to deal with the challenges of gathering them yourself. Fresh herbs also retain their flavour much longer than herbs that have been dried, so making an indoor herb garden allows you to enjoy them for more extended periods without killing your taste buds. Growing herbs indoors will enable you to grow herbs year-round to enjoy them any time of the year. Additionally, indoor herb gardens are a great way to get kids interested in gardening. Kids love growing their food, and having fresh herbs in the house makes them feel like a big kids. And with the number of healthy and tasty herbs, you can easily create a herb garden that contains a variety of safe and delicious herbs.

Which Herbs Grow Well in an Indoor Herb garden?

The great thing about growing herbs indoors is that you don’t have to worry about the sun being too hot (or too cold!) for them. Because herbs don’t need direct sunlight to grow, you can grow them in a sunny spot (preferably near a window where they get plenty of light throughout the day) or grow them in a dark place (preferably near a kitchen where they receive some light). Herbs generally prefer a soil-less growing medium in which to grow, so you won’t need to worry about purchasing any additional supplies for your herb garden. However, if you would like to provide your herbs with more nutrients, you could add some organic compost to the soil for an added boost.

The Best Season to Grow Herbs in an Indbredd Garden

Herb plants generally prefer warm temperatures for optimal growth, which is why an indoor herb garden is best suited for growing herbs during summer. Although you can grow herbs year-round, the best time indoors is between March and October. During this time, the weather is warm enough that your herbs will thrive, but the weather isn’t too hot or too cold, so your herbs will remain healthy and happy throughout the year. To grow herbs indoors during the summer months, you will need to grow them during the spring or summer and keep them in an area where they will stay warm enough to flourish. In the winter, you can increase your herbs indoors in a pot or other suitable container to keep them warm.

Choosing the Right Container for Your Herb Garden

While you could grow herbs in a wide-mouth jar or another type of container, the best way to grow herbs indoors is to grow them in a container specifically designed for indoor herb gardening. Containers intended for indoor herb gardening come in various shapes, sizes, and styles, so you can find one that will work best for your herb garden. Generally, indoor herb garden containers should have holes in the bottom so that the potting soil can breathe. Additionally, they should be large enough so that the herbs don’t grow too tall but not so large that they take up too much space.

The Best Light for Your Herbal Growth

When choosing a location for your indoor herb garden, ensure that the site receives plenty of sunlight throughout the day. However, the sunlight inside a home is not the same as the sunlight outside in the sun, so you will want to find a location that gets some shade during the hottest parts of the day. The sunlight inside your home is less intense than the outside, so you will want to find a location that receives some shade during the hottest parts of the day. If you are growing herbs in a sunny spot, you can use a shade cloth to shield your herbs from the direct sunlight, but the herbs will still receive indirect sunlight.


Growing your herbs isn’t just a great way to enjoy the smell of spices, but it can also be a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen and outside. Growing herbs indoors allows you to enjoy their benefits. At the same time, they are fresh while also allowing you to grow various herbs easily incorporated into many recipes.

Dan Mack
Dan Mack
I come from a family of home builders and designers and I inherited the love for it! I write to share my home décor ideas and projects with everyone who needs some inspiration.