From Windowsill to Herb Garden: How to Grow Herbs in Your Apartment
July 12, 2018
Even if you don't have outdoor space, you can still flex your green thumb. Many of the herbs you used to cook every day can be easily grown in planters set on a sunny windowsill. Follow these steps to design your own indoor herb garden.
- Choose your herbs. You should select the herbs you grow based on your culinary tastes—there's no point in having fresh lemongrass if you'll never use it. That being said, some herbs grow better indoors than others. Lemongrass is one of them, along with mint, chives, parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and basil. Pick which you'd like to cultivate before you do anything else.
- Grab the right containers. Once you've selected two or three herbs to try growing, do a bit of research on what kind of space they need. Pick a container that will allow each to flourish—don't cram them all into a single planter.
- Pick a spot. A wide and sunny kitchen windowsill is the best spot to place your herbs, but any space in your apartment with ample amounts of sunlight will do. Scout out the best places in your apartment for your new greenery and get them all settled in.
- Create a watering schedule. To start, you should choose low-maintenance herbs that only need to be watered once or twice a week. Make things easier on yourself by choosing plants that all require about the same amount of water each week. That way, you can water them all at once.