Growing Herbs Indoors with Kids

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Growing Herbs Indoors with Kids


Herbs are a great way for kids to start in the world of gardening. Indoor herb gardens not only provide fresh herbs at your fingertips, but are also a great way to help your kids learn how to use them in cooking! Follow our tips for what herbs to grow indoors, how to take care of them, and how to use them in cooking.

Which Herbs Grow Best Indoors

All of the herbs we recommend to grow indoors are rich in vitamins, minerals and can thrive growing indoors.

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary

How to Start Growing Your Herbs

To start your indoor herb garden, you can start from seed or buy them as small plants from a local nursery. The good news is that herbs are really easy to grow! All you need is a windowsill or spot with good sunlight, a pot, some soil and a little time to care for your plants each week.

Choose a Container

Choose a container that allows for drainage. If you plant in a container that doesn’t have the ability to drain at the bottom, layer the bottom of your container with small pebbles to catch the extra water. You will want to find a container that is at least 6″ to start. You can plant herbs together in a larger container. If you decide to plant some together, some herbs grow better together than others because of the amount of water they need to grow well.

Watering and Sunlight

All herbs like sunlight. They need at least six hours of sunlight per day. Try to…

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