Apartment living does not mean giving up herb gardening. Coriandrum sativum (corriander), Anethum graveolens (dill) and Ocimum basilicum (sweet Basil) are among the popular herbs that grow well indoors. Growing herbs in an apartment provides fresh seasoning for culinary dishes year-round. Any apartment room can be decorated with flowers produced from herbs for potpourri or dried flower arrangements.
Select one or more locations for the indoor herb potting containers. Most herbs require four to eight hours of sunlight or artificial plant grow lights for optimal growth. The location should have enough room to allow 6 inches of space between containers and room to set up plant grow lights.
Fill each potting container 3/4 full with organic potting soil. Place one herb seedling in each container. Fill the remainder of the container with peat moss. Water the container until it drains from the bottom.
Set up a plant grow light in your chosen location. Place each plant container under the grow light. Space the plant containers 6 to 10 inches apart to allow for air circulation.
Fertilize the herbs monthly with fish emulsion. Leach pots every six months. Examine containers and transfer to larger pots every six months, if needed.