Tips To Create a Kitchen Garden

Jun 12, 2021

Indoor gardening with herbs is easy, making it perfect for beginners. Since herbs are typically small, you have a lot of flexibility and plenty of design choices.

Growing herbs indoors is a great way to add fresh flavor to your cooking and is much easier than you may think to get started.  An indoor garden is compact, easy to maintain and they’re a great way to have fresh herbs year-round.

What can you grow indoors? You can grow a variety of herbs from basil, mint, chives, lemongrass, cilantro to oregano.  This selection will quickly boost the flavor of your meals. Here are tips to get you started you’re your kitchen garden.


Getting Started

Find a well-lit area that gets 6-8 hours of direct sun daily.  This can be a windowsill or a well-lit area within your kitchen.

  1. Choose 6” containers that have drainage holes and saucers.
  2. Select a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight each day.
  3. Choose your favorite herbs and plant.

Getting started with seedling will allow you to quickly reap the benefits and plan, and design your kitchen garden space.

Which Herbs Can Be Grown in A Kitchen Garden? 

There are a variety of herbs that are easy to grow and rich in flavor.

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Kitchen Garden Designs

Today, there are many designs of vertical garden planters.  Take advantage of unused wall space to create an attractive garden.  Consider the following: 

  • Floating Shelves
  • Hanging Planters
  • Tiered Hanging Baskets.
  • Pre-fab Trellis
  • Ladder Shelf
  • Windowsill

Pocket planters, hanging window planters, or floating shelves are an excellent option for maximizing space use. Potted plants take very little of your functional space and hanging ones even less.


With the right tools and a bit of planning, you can enjoy fresh, year-round herbs and greens with ease and within reach in your kitchen.

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