Culinary herbs are used for enhancing a variety of dishes including chicken, pasta and seafood. Examples of culinary herbs include basil (Ocimum basilicum), oregano (Origanum vulgare), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris). Flower pots make growing culinary herbs indoors easy.
Select a spot in your house that gets six hours of sunlight per day.
Choose herbs such as basil, oregano and rosemary, as these herbs are easy to grow and maintain indoors. Allow for three to four herbs per 12-inch pot.
Select a flower pot with a bottom drainage hole for each herb, allowing 6 to 8 inches for the herb's root system to develop.
Place 1 inch of gravel in the flower pot to help with drainage. Fill the pot with garden soil. Dig a 3- to 4-inch hole for each herb.
Gently remove the herb from the container, and place in the flower pot. Spread the soil evenly across the top of the herbs' roots.
Water the herbs, and place the flower pot by a sunny window. Rotate the pot so the herbs get equal amount of sunlight. Place herbs under a 40-watt florescent light bulb if you don't have a sunny window. Leave herbs under the bulb for a minimum of 14 hours per day.
Fertilize the soil with a slow-release fertilizer every two months.