Why you should set up an indoor herb garden in your kitchen?
Any dish tastes better with a dash of fresh herbs. Whether it’s a few leaves of basil that you add to spaghetti bolognese or fresh cilantro on tacos, they elevate the taste of your food and make cooking a more exciting pastime. Even if you don’t have a large backyard or a balcony, you can still grow your own herbs — right inside your kitchen! Growing your own herbs will make you a more creative cook, promotes a healthy diet, and will spruce up your kitchen design.
All you need to set up an indoor herb garden in your kitchen are pots or planters with drainage holes, saucers or trays to catch excess water and dirt, potting mix, a few small pebbles, and seeds or pre-grown herbs from your local nursery.
Take your kids along when you pick out planters and herbs, they’ll love being involved in this process! Make sure that they get to pick herbs that they like to eat. That way they’ll be motivated to take care of their plant and will feel a great sense of accomplishment when harvesting the leaves and adding them to their favorite dish.
No matter how small or dark your kitchen is, there’s always room for a few herbs. If you don’t have a windowsill in your kitchen or don’t want to use up your counter space, you can always install a vertical herb garden on a wall. If you’re lacking natural light, artificial, fluorescent light will allow your herbs to grow just as well.
If you’re looking for inspiration or tips on how to care for your new indoor herb garden, check out the guide below. It includes a few fun ways to use herbs as decoration in your kitchen, as well as care tips for the seven easiest herbs to grow indoors and recipe ideas!