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Here's How to Grow Your Own Herb Garden

But I have to have a green thumb and a garden to grow a herbs right? Wrong! All you need is three things and a bit of inside space and you can have your own beautiful herb garden all year round.

Growing herbs really is easier than you might think, plus it’s a great upcycling project that will bring colour and a gorgeous aroma into your home.

First thing’s first, what kind of herbs can you grow inside? The best herbs to grow in your indoor herb garden are perennials. Rather than living through one or two growing seasons as annual and biannual plants, perennials will last more than two years. They’ll keep coming back with new leaves if you make sure to pinch off the older fully grown leaves.

Some of the most popular and easiest herbs to grow are:

  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Oregano

Your can use cuttings from an existing plant or even cut, fresh herbs available in supermarkets.

Once you’ve chosen your herbs, gather a fairly large jar for each type of herb you’re wanting to grow – River Cottage’s 475g jars are perfect. Fill each jar up ¾ of the way with tap, then clip the end of the herb stems with scissors, cutting at about a 45 degree angle and make sure there won’t be any leaves touching the water. Pop the clipped herbs in to their jars and place them on a window sill or any other sunny part of the kitchen and you’re ready to go.

Care tip: Make sure to change the water if algae begins to grow.