How to Grow Chives Indoors

With their mild onion flavor, it’s no surprise why many people opt to grow chives indoors year-round. A member of the allium family, chives are frequently added to everything from soups and stews to dips and salads. While common chives boast a milder flavor than onions, there are varieties that have a distinctively sweet or …

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How to Grow Mint Indoors

Fresh mint in a wooden bowl

Mint plants are perennial herbs that are known for their aromatic scent and fresh, zestful flavor. Fortunately for novice gardeners, learning how to grow mint indoors is easy thanks to its preference for nearly any container, moist potting soil, and–this is a must–a sunny window. In fact, many gardeners prefer to grow mint indoors because …

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How to Grow Sage Indoors

Two whole fresh sage

Salvia officinalis, more commonly known as ‘common sage’, is a cold-hardy herb that features lovely bluish or purplish flowers. A favorite for perennial gardens, sage is not only a breeze to grow outside; it’s easy to grow sage indoors too. The sage plant has a long history of use as a kitchen herb and medicinal …

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How to Grow Oregano Indoors

Oregano On A Wooden Spoon

Native to the Mediterranean region, oregano has long been a staple ingredient for many Italian and Greek dishes. However, this perennial herb (grown as an annual in northern regions) is not grown in many parts of the world and is popularly featured in Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisine. If you’re planning a windowsill herb garden …

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How to Grow Chamomile Indoors

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Valued by ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for its medicinal properties, chamomile continues to be prized as a soothing herb today. Often featured in teas as well as soaps and cosmetics, chamomile plants come in two basic varieties: Roman chamomile and German chamomile. Although the types differ in terms of their growth habits, both feature …

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How to Grow Lavender Indoors

Lavender growing in a small clay pot.

Formally known to botanists as ‘lavendula’, lavender is a famously fragrant perennial that is associated with nearly 50 species. Native to parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, lavender is grown worldwide today. While its telltale lavender hues add an attractive and certainly fragrant touch to any garden, lavender plants have long been grown for their …

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How to Grow Garlic Indoors

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Undeniably healthy and, as any Italian chef could tell you, reliably tasty, garlic is a culinary staple that boasts a wide range of health benefits. Not only is garlic renowned for its anti-inflammatory and immune system-boosting properties, but it’s also loaded with nutrients and can even help reduce blood pressure and bad LDL cholesterol. If …

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How To Grow Cilantro Indoors

Cilantro Herb Coriander Plant

More polarizing than parsley but more popular than mint (well, it should be), cilantro is a culinary stable, an herb of delectable goodness–unless you’re one of those unfortunate individuals who finds that fresh cilantro, also known as coriander and Chinese parsley, tastes like soap. However, where would salsa, chili verde, and assorted banh mi sandwiches …

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How To Grow Thyme Indoors

Thyme is a Mediterranean herb that is attractive for windowsills as well as great for use in a wide variety of recipes. The herb doesn’t fare well in cold weather, and it prefers to be in dry conditions, so growing thyme indoors is ideal in most climates. It’s a compact plant, so it doesn’t take …

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How To Grow Basil Indoors

Among the most commonly grown and easy-to-care-for herbs, basil is a terrifically fragrant plant and is known to help boost the immune system, promote healthy digestion, reduce inflammation, and possibly even enhance mood, according to medical research. Of course, many people simply love the sweet and mildly zesty flavor that basil adds to foods. Whether …

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