Indoor herb garden kits are the easiest way to start growing herbs indoors. Most of them contain everything you need to get started – a container, soil, seeds and even instructions.
When I started indoor gardening, the first thing I bought was a herb garden kit, consisting of a plastic container, some potting soil and a vartiety of herb seeds.
If you’re new to gardening, having a kit saves you from having to find out what pot you need, what the correct type of soil is for the herbs and looking for seeds that are suitable. So there’s no risk involved.
Once you get going with your first kit, you’ll be ready to start experimenting with different plants, containers and so on.
Your Main Tasks
Having bought a herb garden kit, the main things you’ll need to worry about are:
- Sowing the seeds
Sowing the Seeds
The best advice to follow here are the instructions on the seed packet. If there aren’t instructions, follow these:
- Moisten the soil by pouring some water over it. This should help prevent your seeds from dislodging on their first watering
- Make a small hole about 1cm deep in the potting soil, using your finger.
- Drop a single seed into each hole. Keep them at least 10cm apart, or as indicated on the packet.
- Cover the hole with soil
- That’s it!
Light is another of the main factors in gardening (the other main ones being water and nutrients). Herbs love a lot of strong, direct sunlight. As you’re planting them indoors, this means you have to put them by a window that gets as much sun as possible.
It can be tricky as a beginner to give your plants the correct amount of water. You don’t want to starve them (which will prevent them from growing or kill them) and you also don’t want to overwater them, causing their roots to rot.
Try to get a balance by keeping the soil moist. Water initially until a little bit of water comes out the drainage holes at the bottom of the container and into the saucer.
Gardening indoors with herbs is great fun and very rewarding. Best of luck!