Starting an inside herb “garden”?

Question by Amanda Byebee: Starting an inside herb “garden”?
I really love fresh herbs, but since I live in an apartment complex I am not allowed to garden besides hanging some things on the railing of my balcony. Are there any kind of herbs that do well growing in a pot that don’t need constant direct sunlight? Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by shooter1
Look at this site:

Herb Kits Products

I have never used them so I can’t verify their seed quality or customer service adequacy. I’m sure there are other sites as well; I just didn’t continue the search.

Good luck and enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Starting an inside herb “garden”?

  1. Most herbs are relatively small plants that do fine in a pot.
    Try basil, rosemary, oregano, thyme, and sage.
    They do need some sun, so you might want to keep them out on the balcony.
    The rosemary is a perennial, but you can grow the others as annuals.

  2. Your best option would be Mint. Mint is available in many varieties like peppermint, chocolate mint, apple mint etc.. The best thing about mint is that it would survive in almost any condition and would grow anywhere like crazy. The ideal condition for it is full sun, lots of water and moderately fertilize soil but in ideal condition it will grow like crazy and will invade your garden so you should give it less ideal conditions and still it would grow well. You could also try Rosemary, thyme & dill but they all need good amount of sun.

  3. Hi Amanda,

    You can grow herbs very easily in containers, and if you have a balcony that really gives you loads more room for a lot more herbs than you’d think! You can grow herbs in pots, and there are also railing planters that hook onto the balcony (sort of like window boxes, but they attach to railings),

    Anyway, I’m not sure how much sun you actually have. “Constant” direct sun all day can actually not be best. Full sun is a little different than searing heat all day long. (I’ve given you a website below that will help with all this stuff–there’s a “site search” button, so you can learn about sunlight requirements, as well as how to grow over 20 herbs.).

    As for herbs that do well in partial shade, you might try chamomile, chives, cilantro, lemon balm, and mint. Most other herbs like more sun, but again, not morning, noon, and afternoons full of strong sun. You’ll be watering a lot, too, if this were the case.

    Anyway, check out the source below for lots more info. about growing herbs and lots more about container gardening in general.

    Have fun!


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