Natural fresh herbs can create a world of difference in each meal. Rather than buying them at your grocery store and having too much at the same time or even a bunch which is not as fresh as it might be, grow your own. Grow a variety or just your favorite, in a window box or on the kitchen counter. It is an easy introduction to creating an indoor herb garden.
To start your own herb garden you have two options, you can go to your local nursery and purchase some seedlings or grow your own from seed. Either way is fine, but if you are a novice the seedlings are the way to go.
When you have your seedlings at home, you are able to replant them or for the first season you can leave them in the small plastic pot that they come in. When one does choose to replant them, do not pack inside the soil too tightly and put a modest amount of gravel or woodchips in the bottom of the pot for better drainage.
If you intend to grow your herbs from seeds, follow the instructions on the package carefully and make use of a container big enough to accommodate future root growth. Herbs also like air circulation, placing near an open window can provide both the sunshine and air movement that they need to thrive.
If your herbs are growing too large for their pots, you can separate a portion of them (including the roots) and transplant them outside in the spring or summer time. You will double the amount of herbs you can grow. On the flip side, if you already have an outdoor herb garden it is a simple matter to take a portion of each plant indoors to have fresh herbs all winter long too.
Read the recommendations and information that comes with your herb plants, not all are suitable for indoor gardening.