How to Plant Herbs Inside


The herbs that you grow in your windowsill or on your kitchen counter can be used to add interest to your favorite meal, for medicinal purposes, or to brew a cup of your favorite herbal tea. Most herb plants grow well indoors, and an indoor herb garden requires little maintenance aside from watering.

Step 1

Add a single layer of small rocks to the bottom of each pot for drainage.

Step 2

Fill each pot with an all-purpose potting mix.

Step 3

Read the directions on the packet for each type of seed you'll be planting. Decide which types of seeds you'd like to plant together. You can plant more than one type of seed per pot.

Step 4

Plant your seeds at the depth specified on the packet, then cover them with potting mix.

Step 5

Water your pots and place them in a warm, sunny location. Monitor the pots as your seeds spout to make sure they are getting enough sunlight and water.

Tips and Warnings

  • Make sure that your indoor plants are getting enough light. If they aren't, especially during winter, you may need to add indoor grow lights.

Things You'll Need

  • Pots or planters
  • Small rocks
  • Potting soil
  • Herb seeds
  • Ruler


  • Growing Herbs in Containers
  • Growing Herbs Inside with Children
  • Starting an Indoor Herb Garden

Who Can Help

  • About Herbs
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About this Author

Sandi Valentine is a freelance writer who specializes in alternative health and mental-health topics. She has over five years of professional experience working in a psychiatric hospital. Valentine began writing online in 2007 and her writing has appeared in "The Main ARTery" and "In the Panhandle." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Shepherd University.