Nothing brings me more joy than waking up in the morning and checking on my herbs. Okay, well maybe cuddling with my Persian, Plum beats that by a smidge. But the sense of accomplishment in growing something is real. I started my indoor herb garden at the start of self isolation because I always wanted to have one. Usually, I am on the road for work and the upkeep struggles when I am away.

I plan on having a garden when I get my house but even then, an indoor garden will still be a part of my plant life. They are pretty, all the herbs you need are always on hand, and it inspires recipes out of nowhere. During the summer, I prefer meals to be light and fresh so adding something from the indoor garden to fresh fruit or veggies with some olive oil and vinegar and salt and pepper is perfect. No recipe here, just a list of things you can use to start your own indoor herb garden.


  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Cilantro
  • Green onion


  1. Purchase potted herbs from grocery store produce department or local nursery.
  2. Buy green onions from the grocery store and use them in a recipe. Take the white stubs and place them in water.
  3. Remove herbs from plastic sleeve (if applicable) and place in shallow dish or tray of water. I put my herbs in jars with stones at the bottom where I fill till the bottom of the herbs touch a little water. Jars and stones came from the dollar store.
  4. Place in an area with a lot of sunlight.
  5. Water as needed when soil looks and feels dry to touch.
  6. Harvest herbs as needing using scissors.

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