Earlier this Summer, I planned on planting a veggie garden outside, the usual suspects: bell peppers, jalapeno peppers + some herbs. Yeah, didn't happen. I did plant a few herbs, however its so been so hot in Sacramento, that most of the plants we did plant died [Whomp Whomp].
I recently decided a small indoor kitchen herb garden was a absolute must. Not only do I love adding fresh herbs to meals, I love how they smell!
Plus the herb garden addition provides instant greenery in my very white kitchen. For the one-pot spaghetti I made last night for dinner, a couple of snips from Italian Parsley I planted and dinner was good to go. Also, trust me when I say you need these herb scissors in your life, they make herb & green onion snipping so much faster! Best under $8 bucks I've spent in a long time #treatyourself
It's seriously so cool to snip herbs from your indoor herb garden
I'm a sucker for pretty planters (needing planter inspiration this post is for you!) and decided a simple modern rectangle ceramic planter that would fit my style and windowsill perfectly. I found the perfect modern planter on Amazon, 10 inches long which is perfect for my windowsill. I love that the planter can with a tray to catch water. I used Miracle Grow potting soil to fill the planter.
I selected the four basic herbs I use the most everyday: Cilantro, Italian Parsley, Mint & Basil. This time of year most 'nurseries' at the big box stores are cleaned out of herbs. However, it's definitely not to late to start an indoor herb garden, pop into your local nursery for a larger selection. Also check your local grocery store for Living Herbs, that you can plant in your indoor garden. Most grocery stores carry them year round. I bought my herbs from Green Acres in Sacramento, my go-to local nursery, and topped the soil with natrual river stones to help keep the soil moist.
It's only been a few days, but I'm already loving the convenience of snipping a few herbs and adding them to meals, plus meals always look a little fancier with fresh herbs. My cilantro is looking a little sad, so I snipped it down a bit. Hopefully it will bounce back in a few days. All my other herbs are growing like crazy!
I just love the fresh greenery in my kitchen. Having a little herb garden in my kitchen just adds the perfect extra touch. I love how simplistic and pretty the herb garden looks in my windowsill.
Do you grow your own herbs inside or out? Which herbs are your favorite?