There is nothing better than fresh herbs to turn the dial of the flavor of a dish. Adding herbs is a great way to excite your taste buds without adding those less healthy flavors that we reach so often. (We’re looking at you, salt and fat.) But there are some problems with fresh herbs. First, there is their price at the supermarket. Then you are faced with the fact that they often mess up before you can use the whole package. Is there a better way to get those delicate leaves into your dinners without spending your budget? Absolutely! All you have to do is create a garden with some of the best herbs to grow indoors.
Getting your herb garden started is easy. First choose a sunny part of your house. A kitchen rim is a great place because it’s easy to prune the grasses as needed while cooking. Line up some pots, take a narrow planter or, if you feel ambitious, install a living wall. With a little potting soil and herbs from your garden center or home improvement store, you’ll get fresh, tasty meals. But which herbs to choose? Take a look below for seven of the best herbs to grow indoors.
Put the basil in a warm and sunny place and it will flourish. When using your basil, pick the leaves at the top of the plant. This keeps it closer to the base, preventing it from blooming. Although the delicate white basil flowers can be pretty, they can turn the stem of your basil into wood and leave you less tasty leaves.
If you’re up to the challenge, basil is an excellent plant from seed. It’s pretty indulgent, and as long as there’s plenty of sun, you should not have a problem sprouting your own basil plant.
If you are looking for a way to keep your kitchen smelling, rosemary is one of the best plants to grow indoors. Give it a lot of sun and it will give your kitchen a fresh smell. Rosemary is another great garnish. You can add stem lengths to roasts and soups; be sure to keep the stems long enough for people to see and eat them. Or, if you want a way to fully incorporate rosemary into your dish, you can remove the needle-shaped leaves from their stems and chop them.