This is my favorite time of year! I usually go into spring with high hopes for growing herbs, veggies and my favorite roses. But the Texas summers aren’t too kind to me. So I started growing my herbs indoors. Growing an Indoor Herb Garden gives you a little more control of growing your garden. On hot days, I can bring my veggies inside and on beautiful days, it can stay outside in the beautiful sun.
When I’m selecting my herbs, I usually grow what I use most. And that always turns out to be basil.
When all elements are perfect, basil grows so beautifully. In fact, I have seen basil grow back after being dead in the pot. It can be a little temperamental. Basil loves rich, moist soil and full sun. If it doesn’t get the sun, it won’t grow.
Basil can be used in so many recipes. Here are a few of my favorites:
I also love thyme! Thyme is a little more complicated. It needs full sun and partial shade to grow. But when it does, it can be used for so many great recipes.
I also love to grow rosemary. This will do very well outside in the summer sun. In fact, I will move this outside once the summer starts. This herb needs full sun. And if you are looking for a great ground cover in your flower garden, this works great.
Here are some of my favorite ways to use rosemary:
In creating this herb garden, I wanted to use colorful pots so I found these green pots. It’s a good idea to make these bigger than your herbs so there is room to grow. You also want to be able to move your pots outside if needed so get pots that are indoor/outdoor pots.
I always use moisture intensive potting soil. I want my soil to hold in the moisture so if I forget to water my herbs, I am covered.
My herbs always come from pre-grown plants. I don’t have much patience for seeds. When I get these plants, it usually comes in this bio-degradable container.
I love this because I can add the entire container into my pot and the container will disintegrate on its own. It’s a great way to reuse a container.
Cover it up with more dirt and you have a wonderful herb container. This basil will do well with my favorite basil recipes!