- 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.
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.
The Herb Kit For Kids 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?