Why Grow Herbs Indoors?

Why Grow Herbs Indoors - So many reasons to grow herbs indoors with children. A Handy Herbs Kit For Kids is perfect for this.
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Growing herbs indoors requires nothing more than a windowsill and minimal effort.Why Grow Herbs Indoors - So many reasons to grow herbs indoors with children. A Handy Herbs Kit For Kids is perfect for this. Calendula Officinalis grow on the windowsill

  • This means it is perfect for those who are short of garden space/ have none at all.
  • It is also something that can be done all year round!
  • Autumn can be the perfect time to start an indoor herb garden. You can grow herbs indoors during the winter months when it is too cold or wet to enjoy being outside.
  • Just make sure the pot is on a reasonably sunny windowsill – south or west facing is best. It is helpful to rotate the pot every few days.

Growing herbs indoors is also perfect for children!

It means that the herbs are easily accessible. It is great for a child to hold a seed in their hands, poke a hole in the soil, plant it, care for it and watch it grow on the kitchen windowsill! It means the children can watch them grow in front of their eyes. What excitement!

This can help the children understand the basics of caring for plants and creates the perfect opportunity to discuss how food is grown. It could also spark an interest in gardening and home grown foods. Many herbs will have grown enough to be used within 6 weeks. Snip and use herbs as soon as they are ready as this encourages new growth.Why Grow Herbs Indoors - So many reasons to grow herbs indoors with children. A Handy Herbs Mini Kit For Kids is perfect for this.

There is nothing quite like picking fresh herbs for your favourite dishes right when you need them. This is where a pot on your windowsill comes in so handy – the herbs are at your finger tips when you are cooking.

Choose herbs used for flavourings in cooking for your culinary, or kitchen herb garden. Parsley, basil, chives and coriander are perfect examples of this type of herb. These herbs can be used for adding flavour to cooked meals and salads.
Try to grow the herbs you use most often. For example, if your family enjoys eating Italian foods it would be sensible to choose herbs such as basil and parsley. Chives are a good all round herb which can be used in many dishes.

The Herb Mini Kit is perfect for little ones to grow their first herb. They can decorate and personalise the pot before planting the herb. The pot needs placing on a sunny windowsill and watering when the soil feels dry. It is important not to over water.

Why Grow Herbs Indoors - So many reasons to grow herbs indoors with children. A Handy Herbs Kit For Kids is perfect for this.The Herb Kit For KidsWhy Grow Herbs Indoors - So many reasons to grow herbs indoors with children. A Handy Herbs Mini Kit For Kids is perfect for this. is a fun and easy  introduction in to herb gardening for children. It comes with everything needed to grow chives, parsley, coriander and calendula officinalis. Once the herbs have grown, they can be used in a range of child friendly recipes that include herbs that are quick and fun to make.

I have created some herb growing charts that can be printed off so your child can observe or measure the changes as the herb grows.

The self watering pot is ideal for planting separate herbs as it has four pockets. The pot is durable and reusable. The reservoir needs checking and topping up every two to three days depending on the size of the herbs.

As you can see, there are many different benefits from growing your own herbs indoors.

Do you grow any herbs on your windowsill?

Which would be your favourite to grow?

Why Grow Herbs Indoors - So many reasons to grow herbs indoors with children. A Handy Herbs Kit For Kids is perfect for this.

 

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27 thoughts on “Why Grow Herbs Indoors?

  1. I’ve heard so much about growing herbs indoors as my partner’s really interested in doing it. We really need to sort our kitchen shelf out so we can make a start. Thanks for all the info! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  2. What a fantastic idea! I love the idea of self watering pot. Ethan & I love planting these during easter in eggs shells but it didn’t last, so this would be ideal! And also would definitely encourage him to eat a lot more herbs too. I am so pinning this! Thanks for linking up with me again! xx #FabFrdayPost

  3. Such a fantastic post and so many fantastic reasons to get the kids growing herbs! I LOVE the new blog lay out it looks FANTASTIC!!! Thankyou so much for linking up with me for #busydoinglife I really appreciate all your support xx

  4. For once we’ve actually managed to keep a basil plant alive long enough to use it in our cooking! We’re fine growing herbs and veg outside but inside we never do so well… good advice in this post though, thanks!
    #busydoinglife

  5. My son planted some cilantro in a tiny little cup at his boy scout meeting, and it grew so fast and I forgot to transplant it into a bigger container so it died 🙁 I really need to get something like this for the kids.

  6. I’m rubbish at watering indoor plants and so herbs don’t survive long! I like the four sectioned pot, I might have to buy this next year and the boys can water it on the table. A still likes to tip water out of any container atm…. #letkidsbekids

    1. That sounds like it could be a good idea – the self watering pot makes it so easy as the plants only take up the water they need 🙂

  7. I agree, growing anything indoors is such a good way for children to see cause and effect and take responsibility for nature. Our children received seeds from school to plant at home and they’re loving watching them grow
    #LetKidsBeKids

    1. Thank you Karen. Most children seem to love growing things – especially when they get to eat them! Thanks for hosting 🙂

    1. It is amazing how bushy a basil plant can get, isn’t it?! Great to have fresh herbs by the back door if you have the space 🙂 Thanks for hosting.

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