10 Best Indoor Herb Garden (that propagates easily)


Growing an indoor herb garden is a basic step to gardening.

If you are interested in gardening and you are pretty new in this field, then starting a DIY indoor herb garden is the best idea for beginners.

Many people also love to put an indoor wall herb garden but here I am covering the simple herbs that can be grown in containers like an indoor kitchen herb garden that will provide you with fresh herbs every time you need.

Be it rosemary, cilantro, or basil.

The herb garden will not only make your kitchen or window sill a fresh garden look and enhance home decor but, the herbs will provide essential medicinal values too.

hanging herbWhy not put some hanging herb garden this way which looks cool too.

Hanging garden gives a fresh look to our rooms and this is the cheapest home decor idea for me.

Not only herbs, but you can also plant some beautiful hanging flower pots too.


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How to start an indoor herb garden?

You can have a healthy supply of herbs for years to come if you can grow a healthy indoor herb garden.

Be it in your kitchen window, or by hanging beautiful planters.

Herbs do require sunlight to grow and remain fresh so make sure your herb planters are getting enough sun.

The stem cutting of the herbs which we buy from the market can be grown into a complete herb plant.

To start off I would get my gloves, shove, cute containers, and a good moistured airy soil.

For an indoor herb gardening, I would use good quality gloves.

gardening gloves


These gloves are not meant for heavy-duty but tough enough for indoor gardening.

You will love these cute bright colors.

Check these wonderful pair of gardening gloves here from Amazon.



Next, I would go for a soil scooper and a trowel.

soil scooper

Whether to dig, plant, or take up parts without damaging the roots or to transport large trowelscoop of soils, I need the soil scooper, shear, or the trowel.

You can buy things separately or can get a beginner kit to help you.


A basic gardening kit will definitely help you with these.

gardening kit



A highly recommended sturdy gardening tool-set that will serve your purpose as a beginner or an intermediate.

Now with all the lovely and sturdy gardening-kit, we are ready to build our first indoor herb garden.


5 essentials to grow an indoor herb garden

1. Sunlight

Needless to say, that sunshine is what brings life.

Your herbs need good direct sunlight at-least for few hours (6-8 hrs) to grow properly.

The flavor of the herbs also depends on the intensity of sunlight received.

A bright sunny window sill or a living room which gets enough sunlight is ideal to keep your planters.

You can even add a CFL bulb or an LED light to add the extra light needed to grow herbs if you are in a lack of direct sunlight.

What about planters with LED fitted light system?

Sounds new?

Well here is a range of planters with attached LED to help you grow your herbs in low sunlight too.

Here is a beautiful and elegant LED planter.

led planter






Yet another Gourmet herb seed kit. 

herb indoor


This looks gorgeous too.





2. Ideal Temperature

In the list below of the best indoor herb garden, I have already added the ideal temperatures for each.

But in general 60-70 F is the ideal temperature for any herbs to grow, and that is why most of the herbs work well in our home environment.

Herbs will tend to discolor if not getting the adequate temperature.

If your herb is getting warmth more than required, then you can insulate your windows or place a towel in between the window panes and the container.

Or else can shift somewhere where the temperature is ideal.

3. Indoor Potting mix soil

While buying a potting mix for an indoor herb garden, make sure it has good drainage.

The soil should not be a heavy one.

The light airy potting mix is good for indoor herbs.

You can also add a seaweed fertilizer that promotes strong leaves.

During summer-time, when the temperature is ideal for a herb growth then you can add the fertilizer once a week while in winter-time add it once a month for growth.

You can find some good potting soil mix here. The one with the required fertilizers for plants.


4. Selection of container

Drainage is very important for herbs to grow.

Ensure proper holes to drain out the excess water.

Make sure you have a bowl for your herbs containers, else excess water gonna flow everywhere.

Go with some deep-rooted planters or the ones that enhance your home decor.

Check out this visible water level planter from amazon.

Definitely go for it if you are sure of your indoor herb garden.

Check out these 15 Smart Looking Indoor Planters for a window sill or living room.

I like this 8 pocket herb garden table too.


herb container



Definitely go for any planters with a good depth as some herbs will grow long roots. And place each herb in different planters.



5. Through watering

Water when the soil on the top of the container is dry.

Do not over-water.

Water slowly as it should spread all over the container and not directly to its bottom.






Heat and sunshine are required for any plant to grow.

How to grow:

Plant the seeds 1/4th inch deep or plant clipping 1/2 inch deeper in the soil.

Ideal temperature:

18-21 degree Celsius


1. Trim the oregano leaf tips once a week for thicker growth.

2. Do not overdo with water. Better to water only when the soil is dry.





This plant should have 4-5 hours of sunshine. So place it somewhere where it can get enough sunlight.

You can also grow it near the windowpane of the kitchen. (This is the ideal place for growing herbs for me).

How to grow:

Cilantro can be grown from seeds as well as the stalk.

To grow from the stalk, put the stem in a bowl or glass of water and place it in a bright area. When the root grows 2-3 inches long, you can place it in the soil.

Ideal temperature:

Best grown between 10- 30-degree Celcius.


Water them frequently.





How to grow:

From seeds, the germination would generally take 14-28 days.

Ideal temperature:

16-21 degrees Celcius will be ideal for it.


Water only when the soil is completely dry.




How to grow:

It can grow in partial shade or at the edging of sunlight.

Ideal temperature:

16-18 degrees Celcius is ideal.


Keep on removing yellow and spotted leaves from time to time.

Keep the soil lightly moist but the root should not site in water so have a good drainage system.




How to grow:

Take tip cutting off 5-6 inches of mint stalk and place it in a glass jar of water.

Once the roots are over an inch tall, just soil it in a wide pot.

Ideal temperature:

15-20 degrees Celcius will be good.


Water whenever the soil surface is dry.




It is always better to put lemongrass in large containers, maybe some 12 inches wide.

But as you can see in my image that my herb garden with fresh lemongrass in cute small containers also thrives well.

How to grow:

Similar to the mint plant, take few stalks, put them in an elongated glass of water.

Change the water once in 24 hours.

Once the roots are over an inch, place them in high-quality soil within a large pot.

Lemon grasses can grow as tall as 5 feet, so give it adequate space to grow.

Ideal temperature:

18-30 degree Celcius


It requires full sun to thrive. So for indoor planting simply keep it in a sunny corner.

Never allow the soil to dry out for a lemongrass plant.





How to grow:

Take a stem cutting about 4-6 inches tall just below the leaf node.

Remove the lower leaves from 2/3 of the stem keeping the topmost ones.

Submerge in a glass of water keeping the top leaves exposed to air and sunlight.

As the root appears simply transfer it to a bigger vessel.

Ideal temperature:

28 degree Celcius


Change water frequently while growing the roots so that algae don’t catch up.



rosemary for indoor herb garden

How to grow:

Rosemary plants are easiest to grow from the cuttings.

Same as before, get the stems and remove the lower leaves.

Place in a glass of water till the roots appear and then transfer.

Ideal temperature:

15-28 degree Celcius


Use a sandy soil mix that has proper drainage.

Rosemary plants grow best with a proper soil drainage system.

It will need 6-7 hours of sunlight. Best for windowsill garden.





How to grow:

I would personally grow basil from its seeds.

All you need to do is scatter some 25-50 basil seeds in potting soil and wait for a couple of weeks to germinate.

Ya do not forget to water the container.

Ideal temperature:

Prefer warm weather.

Preferably 25-degree Celcius


For healthy growth, basil needs 10 hours of sunlight.

So why not make it a balcony indoor plant?




chives for indoor herb garden

How to grow:

In a well-drained pot scatter the chives seeds.

Put another layer of lightly moistured potting soil over it.

Generally, it will take 2-2.5 weeks to germinate.

Ideal temperature:

15-20 degrees Celcius


Soil should not have excess water nor should it dry off.


Fresh herbs for fresh foods. I simply love each and every herb plant I have. I hope you will love it too.

Pretty easy to grow and your home will too look fresher.


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Indoor herb garden to be grown easily and effortlessly


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