Our 5 Favorite Indoor Herb Garden Ideas

Keep it inside! Your herbs can fit into any container and any room in your house.

The winter season most likely means your outdoor garden is past the point of no return. The good news is there are several plants that thrive indoors, including herbs! Growing herbs will save you money and will flavor your dishes in a way that put those grocery-store herbs to shame. Keep reading to see our favorite indoor herb garden ideas.

Display Them on the Window

Windowsill Herb Garden

Windowsill Herb Garden

Create a kitchen windowsill garden for the winter months. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs hand-picked herbs, such as Thai basil, basil, lemon mint and rosemary, that need sunlight during the day.

Photo by: Casto Photography & Cinema

Casto Photography & Cinema

Plant herbs in antique containers and tins, and place them on the windowsill in the kitchen. They'll get plenty of sunlight and you're more likely to use them if you keep them near your cooking space.

Hang Them on the Wall

Wall-Mounted Ceramic Herb Garden

Wall-Mounted Ceramic Herb Garden

Growing a small kitchen herb garden doesn’t just add color to the room — it adds scent, taste and a dynamic element as well. To grow herbs stylishly and save precious countertop space, try this wall-mounted ceramic container set from Light + Ladder.

Photo by: Light + Ladder

Grow your herbs vertically. Display them in cute ceramic pots and hang by knotting or macraméing

Keep It Compact

DIY Kitchen Countertop Herb Garden

DIY Kitchen Countertop Herb Garden

This compact kitchen herb garden ensures that all the fresh seasonings you need for a savory Italian dinner are just a snip away. Six hours of sunlight a day and minimal care are all these hardy plants require to provide tasty herbs year round.

If you love Italian food, create a small herb garden using tin cans and a terra cotta pot saucer that can sit in any nook in your home. Fresh herbs are just a snip away!

Attach Magnets

Spruce up your kitchen's design by upcycling antique tea tins as containers. Attach magnets to them, and hang on the fridge for easy access.

Tuck It in a Shelf

Contemporary Kitchen with Indoor Herb Planter

Contemporary Kitchen with Indoor Herb Planter

This contemporary kitchen features matte black cabinets and yellow walls. It boasts a unique stainless steel-topped counter that also serves as an herb planter and as a book rack.

From: Meg's Great Rooms

Imagine cooking and simply reaching down to grab the herbs you need. Put your potted herbs on any extra kitchen shelf so fresh seasoning is right where you need it. Take care of the herbs by watering and placing in sunlight periodically and putting them back on the shelf when it comes time for cooking.

10 Essential Herbs for a Kitchen Garden

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Basil

18 inches tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

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Apple Mint

28 inches tall, 28 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: partial sun, moist soil.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Thyme

5 inches tall, 30 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Golden Oregano

12 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Variegated Lemon Balm

24 inches tall, 16 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: partial sun, moist soil.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Chives

12 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: partial sun, moist soil.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Cilantro

16 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Rosemary

4 feet tall, 4 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Variegated Sage

3 feet tall, 3 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Fennel

6 feet tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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