Growing herbs indoors is a great way to ensure that you always have herbs to liven up your meals – no need to drive anywhere, no need to spend your money. All you have to do is pick from the herbs by your kitchen window sill. You save money, you save time and it makes your kitchen smell amazing!
If you are new to gardening or you haven’t tried planting herbs before, it could be tricky to choose the herbs you start with. There are plenty you can choose from but below are the best ones you can try first:
A wonderful herb to grow inside is mint. Mint can be used in so many different ways, not only for cooking. It is super for adding flavor to infused water, smoothies, and homemade juices. You can use it for natural cleaning supplies, room scents, aromatherapy, and homemade body products as well. When growing mint indoors, make sure you have a large container since it grows very quickly. You need a good amount of sun and should keep it moist at all times.
Parsley is a perfect herb if you are looking to add more flavor to your dishes with a more subtle flavor. Both curly and Italian flat-leaved parsleys are staples in the kitchen. Parsley can easily be grown indoors from seed, though you do need to let those seeds germinate for a few weeks. This is a slower plant, so don’t be surprised if you have fresh mint well before you have fresh parsley. Plant parsley seeds on the surface of the soil instead of planting it deep in the soil.
Another easy herb to grow indoors is chives. This is by far one of the easiest ones to grow inside your home as you don’t need constant heat and sunshine. You should still keep the chives container near a window that gets some sunshine, but don’t stress about it too much. Use a nice clay pot with proper drainage and good soil. You should keep them wet, but not sopping wet, in order to help the chives grow.
Rosalind Creasy says…
Talking about chives is like expounding on your favorite blue jeans. They become such a part of your life that you seldom notice them or take time to analyze their virtues. I’ve probably had the same trusty chive plants for twenty years, and most of my family, friends, and landscaping clients now have offspring from them. I pay attention to my chives only occasionally, when I cut them back or dig up a portion to give to a friend or clip a few leaves for something I’m cooking for dinner. 
Aside from mint, parsley and chives, there are other herbs that can be planted and kept indoors. It is all a matter of your preference. Nevertheless, it does not take a lot of effort and money to grow them.
- Creasy, Rosalind Mother Earth News, Feb/March 1997 Cooking With Chives