Growing Herbs Indoors Over the Winter Season

Growing herbs indoors

Fresh herbs are a wonderful addition to any dish, whether it’s a colourful summer salad or a hearty winter stew. An outdoor summer herb garden can easily be transferred inside when the temperature drops so you can continue to enjoy the fragrance and flavors all year long.

Best Herbs to Grow Indoors
A kitchen herb garden is a must for anyone who loves to cook or people who appreciate the beauty of fresh greenery. The secret to a thriving herb collection is choosing the right varieties to grow. There are countless herbs to choose from and the ones that are easiest to grow and are best suited to the indoors are:

* Oregano
* Thyme
* Basil
* Rosemary
* Chives
* Cilantro
* Mint

How to Grow Herbs Indoors
Growing herbs indoors is easy to do, even for the beginner. Start with the right container, such as a clay planter or a window box. Choose high quality seeds and soil for the best results.

To plant your herbs, place seeds about 10 centimetres below the surface of the soil and give them a good watering right after planting. Continue to water every couple of days, feeling the soil for moisture and making sure it doesn’t dry out.

An indoor herb garden doesn’t need much sunlight so they’re easy to grow no matter which direction your kitchen windows face. It won’t be long before your herbs begin to sprout and they grow quickly, meaning they’re ready to trim and add to your favorite dishes soon after planting.

Best Herbs for Winter Cooking
Fresh herbs add bold flavor and dimension to any recipe, so you’ll find yourself turning to your kitchen garden on a regular basis. In the winter months, comfort foods and holiday favorites are the perfect backdrop for fresh herbs. When it comes to wintery dishes like soups, stews, roasts, or pastas some of the most popular herbs are:

* Thyme
* Rosemary
* Basil
* Oregano
* Mint

An indoor kitchen planter is a much better alternative to growing herbs outdoors in winter. You’ll have more success and will be able to readily enjoy your favorite flavors and the fragrant plants when you move an outdoor summer herb garden inside for the colder months.

A visit to TERRA Greenhouses will put you in touch with a gardening expert who can help you pick out all the supplies and seeds you’ll need to get started growing your indoor herbs. Let us guide you towards the ideal herbs for indoor growth and answer any questions you have about this popular and easy type of gardening.

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