If you are new to gardening, this post will be very helpful for you, as you’ll find out which are the 10 super easy to grow plants for your kitchen garden. No need for super gardening skills, these plants are the least pretentious of all and are suitable for growing them indoors, in your own kitchen.
I’m not that much into gardening, but I love to have fresh herbs available at all times! There’s nothing like a home cooked meal with some delicious and healthy, chopped fresh herbs on top. Basil is my favorite! If you want to grow veggies and herbs yourself, here are some tips and tricks to get you started with your kitchen garden.
Do you have a kitchen garden? What plants do you grow indoors?
Start growing basil from seeds and place the pots near window facing south. Basil likes warmth and sun.Basil growing indoors will need a good fertile soil. Organic fertilizer helps maintain the recommended pH levels for basil.
Learn more on how to grow basil indoors here.
Check out this Basil Tagliatelle with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Salad
Chives make a great addition to many meals and growing it indoors is not that hard. A sunny south window offers the necessary sunlight for growing chives in your kitchen. Rotate pots if chives so they are always reaching for the light. Chives also like humidity, so place other growing pots nearby to provide humidity or put some pebble trays filled with water closer to the chives pot. TO prevent low humidity you can mist it with a water bottle.
Learn more on how to grow chives indoors here.
Check out these Spicy Carrot Penne Pasta with Mustard and Parsnip Sauce and Lentils and Veggies Gratin
The ideal way to start growing oregano indoors is by using a tip cut from an outdoor oregano plant. Place it in a pot near awindow facing south. A good tip is to water regularly, but not to much. The soil should be slight dry between waterings.
Learn more on how to grow oregano indoors here.
Check out this Whole Stuffed Bread with Cheese and Herbs
Parsley has very deep roots. Be careful to prepare a deep pot for it, with fertile soil. Also, you should place the parsley pot near a place where it can receive a bright morning light, and keep it back from cold windows on winters.
Learn more on how to grow parsley indoors here.
Check out this Super Smooth Cream Cheese with Herbs
Start by cutting a piece of rosemary, and keep it in moist soilless mix until it roots. You should then place it near a south-facing window. Water rosemary regularly, as it likes humidity. Rosemary will lose its needles if it doesn’t receive regular watering.
Learn more on how to grow rosemary indoors here.
Check out these Herb Crusted Soy Schnitzels
The best way to start growing sage is to take a tip cutting from an outdoor plant. Sage needs strong sunlight and it should be placed near a south-facing window. Sage can be harvested all year round but be careful not to harvest more than half the plant in a season
Learn more on how to grow sage indoors here.
Growing dill indoors is pretty easy and it grows fast; its leaves are usually ready for harvest within 6-8 weeks. You can start growing dill indoors by using seeds, Also, keep in mind that dill, like most other herbs, is a sun lover, so place it near a south-facing window.
Learn more on how to grow dill indoors here.
Check out these Cheesy Spaghetti with Dill and Green Pepper Sauce and Zucchini and Cheese Vegetarian Casserole.
While most herbs are full sun lovers, tarragon seems to thrive in a diffused light situation. Put tarragon near a south-facing window, away from direct light. Be careful not to over-water tarragon.
Learn more on how to grow tarragon indoors here.
Check out this Perfect Butter Beans Stew.
Thyme prefers bright light or full sun. Also, you should water it regularly, but not excessively.Its soil should be fertile, so using an organic fertilizer is a good choice.
Learn more on how to grow thyme indoors here.
Check out this Potato and Cheese Tart and Creamy Mushroom Soup with Thyme & Garlic Flavored Baguette.
Mint likes moist, but not overly wet soil. Also, it likes humidity, so mist them with water regularly. A good tip is to rotate the plant every 3-4 days. This way it will maintain an even appearance.
Learn more on how to grow mint indoors here.
Check out this Spicy Chili and Mint Yogurt Dip
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Saturday 23rd of December 2017
Love the post! I personally grow some thyme in a small window in my kitchen and it's so convenient. Makes it super easy to grab a bit when preparing meals, and also adds a great aroma to the room!
Thursday 11th of January 2018
Thank you, Sean! :D
Tuesday 26th of August 2014
Discovered your blog today and fell in love with your recipes. Will follow it from now on. I am trying to become a vegetarian one step at a time. Today I will make the falafel and the zucchini and cheese casserole. I like to make a lot and freeze for the winter as I live in the mountains of North Carolina here in the US. Please send me your blog and this way I will make a lot and fill my freezer. Your recipes are looking so delicious. You have quite a talent!
Thursday 28th of August 2014
Thanks Lottie! I'm really glad you like my recipes. How were the falafels and zucchini cheese casserole? :) What do you mean by sending my blog?