These 7 herbs you can grow indoors all winter will liven up any drab winter meal.
If you love to cook and make your own teas and tinctures, you probably love the idea of having fresh herbs at your fingertips. If you think this is only possible during the summer months, think again! The truth is there are herbs you can grow indoors all winter, giving you access to fresh herbs no matter how deep the snow is outside.
Take a look at these 7 herbs you can grow indoors all winter, and see how easy it can be to plant, grow, and harvest your own fresh herbs all winter long. Here is what you need to know to get started.
Supplies You Need To Start Herbs Indoors:
Before you begin, there are a few basic tips you should know about growing seeds indoors. When growing seeds indoors here are a few of the supplies you will need:
- nutrient rich potting soil
- deep, spacious flower pots WITH drainage holes
- gravel to create additional drainage
- liquid plant food
- a sunny growing space that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight per day
- spray bottle for watering seeds/seedlings
Indoor Planting Tips:
You should be able to plant herb seeds directly into the vessel of your choice. With herbs, you don’t need to start in growing trays or worrying about transplanting. As long as you will be growing the herbs in a constant space (a kitchen window for example) you can plant directly into the pot or container you will be harvesting from.
7 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors All Winter:
Now, let’s look at the herbs that will do well growing indoors, even in the chilliest of months.
- Varieties of Mint.
Mint is a plant it and forget it type of herb. It seems to grow just about anywhere, in any condition, and really takes off. Because mint is a wild spreading herb, it actually does better in pots where it can be contained.Choose from spearmint, chocolate mint, or even peppermint, and use the fresh clippings in teas, desserts, beverages, homemade bath products, and so much more.
Oregano is ideal for growing indoors, and many chef’s wouldn’t know what to do without their fresh in-kitchen oregano plant! Fresh oregano can be used in salsas, dips, on pizza, and it marinades. Try planting seeds every few weeks so you can continue to enjoy a fresh crop regularly.
The nice thing about rosemary is that it tends to grow upward instead of outward. That makes it ideal for growing in small spaces such as window sill gardens and kitchen gardens. A little rosemary goes a long way too, so you don’t need to grow a ton in order to enjoy it often.Try growing a rosemary topiary, and you won’t just have fresh herbs for your cooking, but a beautiful decor piece as well.
Sage is another herb where a little goes a long way. It can be used in soups, stews, marinades, and can dress up meat and fish as well. Sage doesn’t require a lot of space to grow either, so even if your indoor herb garden is lacking in size, you can still grow a nice crop ideal for regular use and enjoyment.
When left to grow outside, lavender can really run wild! But when grown in containers, lavender does well staying within the space it has to grow. Growing lavender indoors isn’t just easy, but it will leave your home smelling great.Lavender can be used in homemade bath and body products, or to dress up desserts and fancy beverages.
- Lemon Balm.
Are indoor pests a problem? Then try adding lemon balm to your indoor herb garden. Lemon balm can be grown indoors during the winter months, and it may help repel indoor pests in the process.Lemon balm smells amazing, and can be added to homemade cleaning as well as bath and beauty products, too.
No indoor herb garden would be complete without some thyme. This herb can be used in salads, soups, stews, marinades, and even homemade bath and beauty products. It does well in small containers, so no matter how much space you have to work with you should be able to grow a small batch with ease.
Are you ready to enjoy fresh herbs, no matter what time of year it is? Then consider these 7 herbs you can grow indoors during the winter months, and see how simple it can be to grow your own mini kitchen garden that is sure to come in handy.