Top 10 Best Herbs to Grow and Eat at Home

Top 10 Best Herbs to Grow and Eat at Home

Whether you’re planting a herb garden on your patio, in your backyard, or on your windowsill, an indoor herb garden can encourage you to eat healthier while saving money at the same time.

Here are the top 10 best herbs to grow indoors:

1. Mint

This kind of herb grows very quickly, and it can spread throughout your herb garden like a weed, so it’s best to grow mint in containers as much as possible. Mint has a rich source of Vitamin A, and it’s good for headaches, nausea, respiratory disorders, digestion, asthma, and of course nice smelling breath to name a few. This herb can be also added to many drinks from tea to mojitos.

2. Parsley

A great garnish for many dishes, parsley can be added to dishes such as your winter stew to achieve a more balanced flavour. Additionally, parsley is a great source of vitamin C, calcium, iron and fibre. This herb is great for your garlic breath, and has anti-inflammatory properties. When planting parsley, it needs moderate to full sun, and moist soil.

3. Basil

Basil is one of the best herbs to grow either indoors or outdoors. It’s very easy to grow and it only needs water every other day. Basil is very common in many Italian dishes such as pizza, pasta and pesto. Basil herb is a good source of fibre, antioxidants, and can be a defense against low blood sugar.

4. Dill

Planting dill, it will need full sun and grows best in deep soil that is not too dense so it’s best to plant it in a large pot either indoors or outside. When planted in your garden, it will only need watering once a week. But if planting indoors, it will require some additional attention. Dill can be mixed with Greek yoghurt, and it goes well also in creamy dips and sauces.   

5. Thyme

Thyme is well suited for an indoor herb garden because it stays small in size. But it can be quite tricky to grow at first. This herb grows best in full sun and in soil with good drainage. Thyme can be used with lemon and butter to cook seafood, it can be used to stuff chicken, or it can be simply used to add to your soups and stews.

6. Oregano

Part of the mint family, oregano is a drought-tolerant plant that is pretty easy to look after. This herb only needs watering when the soils appears dry and it doesn’t need fertilising. You can put oregano over your pizza bases and garlic bread. It tastes good in most Italian dishes and compliments basil very nicely.

7. Rosemary

Rosemary is a very easy herb to grow outdoors in Australia because it does well in the full sun. Rosemary is an aromatic herb, that tastes lovely with most lamb dishes. It compliments a lot of stews prepared in winter also.

8. Coriander

Coriander or also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley. This type of herb likes warm, humid weather, but not extreme heat. It needs to be watered frequently. Coriander is perfect for adding into spicy food such as Indian, Mexican, Chinese, and Thai dishes. It is also a good herb for marinades. 

9. Chives

Chives can be grown either indoors or outdoors. It adores the sun and and requires a most and well-draining soil.  This herb is perfect with eggs, fish, potatoes, salads, and soups. Chives are an excellent source of beta carotene and Vitamin C.

10. Sage

Sage is another herb that is easy to grow indoors. It only needs watering when the soil is dry. Sage is great for seasoning meats, sauces, and vegetables.  It can also be used when you’re cooking anything with pumpkin such as pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, or roast pumpkin. 

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