You can grow any herb indoors as long as you provide the right conditions. You can enjoy fresh herbs year-round, and you don’t even need a garden.
First, you need to find the best spot for your indoor herb garden. It needs to be a sunny spot near a window that faces south and receives at least 6 hours of sun daily.
So when I decided to make a little kitchen garden for our office, I thought it would be nice to make use of some of the smaller wooden boxes I’ve collected at flea markets.
So I picked up an old drawer and turned it into the perfect place for us to grow rosemary, parsley, and dill at the office.
We’re all on a major health kick around here, so the herbs will be a nice addition to team lunch salads and drinks.
I hope this will inspire anyone reading to grow a few extra green things around the house!
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The full how-to continues after the jump…
Materials for Making Indoor Herb Garden:
- Old Wooden box or drawer (preferably one with wider or split slats in the bottom so there’s some drainage)
- Moss (optional)
- Plastic liner (optional)
Steps for Making Indoor Herb Garden:
- Clean the wooden box with a damp cloth.
- Pour about 1 inch of rocks into the bottom of the box and spread them evenly. *
- Add 2 inches of soil and mark with your finger where you plan to place each plant, leaving at least a few inches between each one.
- Dig a small divot for the first plant and place it in, adding soil around the sides.
- Repeat for each plant and then fill with soil until each plant is well supported and covered.
- I added a moss layer on top of my soil, tearing pieces to fit around each plant, leaving room for me to water around the center of each plant.
- Once you’ve finished planting, water each plant directly at the base of the stems. If you overwater, be sure to let the planter dry out before adding more. Place in a sunny spot and you’re done!
* If you water your plants carefully (directly on the plants themselves, rather than the full planter size) and let the planter drain and dry out properly, you shouldn’t have a mold problem.
But if you’re uncomfortable not having a layer over the wood, you can add a plastic liner under the rocks like this one (in whatever size best fits your wooden box).