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Indoor Herbs Add Freshness, Aroma, and Decoration

Updated on June 26, 2017

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Indoor Herb Gardens and Décor

Grow your own herbs, indoors.

Herbs can add to your kitchen in several ways.

Herbs can be grown indoors, which allows you to use fresh herbs in recipes, a great improvement over bottled herbs in flavor and more. Chopping fresh herbs can also add an appetizing aroma that beckons your family or guests to the table. Fresh is by far the best.

Herbs can also, if potted tastefully, add to your kitchen décor.

Consider an indoor herb garden as a gift for the cook. Freshness of an herb picked in the kitchen cannot be beat.

Photo: Photo was taken by me, so Black Spaniel Gallery has full rights to use it.

Indoor Herb Kits

The most conveinent way of starting an indoor herb garden is with a kit. These include those herbs that can be easily grown in containers. They also have directions, such as where to place your herbs so they will thrive.

Always Follow Directions

When growing herbs indoors, follow the directions. If light is needed, place near a window. Water the proper amount, and use the proper size container filled with soil appropriate for indoor growing. Remember, plants take a certain amount of care, and herbs are not exceptions.

Growing Herbs : How to Grow an Herb Garden Indoors - eHow

Growing Herbs Indoors

Perhaps you prefer a video. This will help you.

Indoor Herb Gardening

Herbs in Pots: A Practical Guide to Container Gardening Indoors and Out
Herbs in Pots: A Practical Guide to Container Gardening Indoors and Out

Here is a book that will certainly be of value in growing herbs.

 

More than a Decoration

Herbs are plants, and plants remove carbon dioxide from the air, then expel oxygen. Having indoor plants can improve the quality of the air in your home.

How to Grow an Herb Garden Indoors - Howcast

The Advantages of an Indoor Herb Garden

FRESHNESS:

What could be fresher than herbs picked in your kitchen and added to a meal? No food store can compare with this, unless you buy herbs growing in pots.

SUPPLY:

So you snip a few leaves. New ones grow to replace them. You no longer will have to check what is in your herb supply beffore starting a meal. Just grab a pair of scissors and harvest what you need.

SAFETY:

What chemicals were used to grow the herbs you buy at the store? Were they treated to resist pests? Were they fertilized? And with what? Indoor herbs do not really need pest control, and you can decide what you will add to fertilize, if anything. This is especially necessary if you are going organic. And, you become a responsible person saving the planet. Your herbs are not causing runoff to pollute the rivers and streams.

Herb Art

Even if you have no green thumb, using herbs as art on prints or trivets can add a beauty to your kitchen area. In fact, you can even find herbs on curtains and table cloths. Add herb inspired placemats for a nice touch at the serving table.

Satisfaction

Planting, cultivating, and harvesting your own herbs can be a rewarding endeavor. Indeed, soon you may have a new hobby. You will be buying books, checking soil, and looking for proper size pots. And, if done indoors, this can be a year long fun project.

Not Every Herb Can Be Grown Indoors

Some herbs are too large to grow indoors. They just cannot be grown in a container. If an herb gets too large for a container, it simply cannot be grown indoors. Perhaps it can still be grown, and maybe near the kitchen window or door, but not potted.

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      Fresh herbs rock!

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      MiaMusement 4 years ago

      Fresh herbs make SUCH a big difference. I've considered one of those Aero Gardens, but I don't really have a good place for it.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Cool info!

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      Herbs in the house always reminds me of my Grandmother's kitchen! Thank you.

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Thanks for all the great ideas. i can smell the aromas all ready just thinking about it.

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      nothing like fresh herbs, thanks!

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      stylishimo1 5 years ago

      Some of those posters look good enough to eat! I grow herbs in my kitchen, they are doing really well this year :)

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Herbs are great and their perfume is one of those great natural pleasures. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2. Hugs

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I love growing my own herbs, I grow them indoor as well outdoor. Fresh herb make your food so yummy.

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      The indoor herb kits you featured look great. I would love some for my kitchen.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      What a swell idea to grow herbs indoors! Love it.

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Now you really hit a nerve. I love to use herbs as much as possible. Great lens,

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Sara Krentz 5 years ago from USA

      Great lens. I love growing herbs in the kitchen!

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens! This is so for me- I am going to plant some herbs this weekend!!!

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      MaartjeJepsen 5 years ago

      Growing your own hers is so easy if you know what you are doing.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I've just starting buying some fresh herbs lately - and the high cost makes me think I should try growing my own. Thanks for the hints!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I mostly grow mine outside but do bring in a few over the winter. Great article! :)

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Just grew my first herbs on my Florida lanai - now that I've experienced using fresh herbs, I don't want to ever go back to using dried herbs! Thanks for all the wonderful herb tips!

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      maria 5 years ago

      i always grow herbs in the summer and finally grew some indoors this year. very nice lens, thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations on being among the Best of Squidoo Mother's Day Gifts!

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      My cooking has improved soooo much by using fresh herbs - one that I really like is dill.

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      I've had difficulty growing herbs indoors, and I'm hoping that what I learned in some of these videos will help me finally grow some successfully this spring and summer! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I keep meaning to start some indoor herbs, they are just such pleasant little plants to have around and release such a nice fragrance at the touch. I love a tomato compote with tomato, sweet onion and fresh basil with rice vinegar and I just love potatoes fried with a sprig of rosemary.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens thanx

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Excellent tips! Thanks for sharing. Been thinking of starting one, these tips are so useful.

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      Lucky621 LM 5 years ago

      Great stuff! I have been thinking about starting an indoor herb garden - you have provided lots of fantastic tips!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Excellent tips! Thanks for sharing.

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      This lens smells nice :)

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      This lens smells nice :)

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      Auntie-M LM 5 years ago

      Nice choices.

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      rravi123 5 years ago

      good lens

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I grow herbs in my kitchen and my basil and mint I often use.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I grow herbs in my kitchen and my basil and mint I often use.

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      I grow many herbs outside, mostly in pots or in my greenhouse.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Sounds like a great idea to have an indoor herb garden!

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      jolou 5 years ago

      I love herbs, they add such delicious flavor to food.