How to plant your indoor herbs
Most herbs come as seedlings in small 100mm or 125mm pots. Plant the seedlings in their own pot using a premium potting mix and place a saucer underneath or use a self-watering pot. Alternatively, leave the seedling in its original container and sit it inside a cachepot (a decorative planter).
There’s a wide range of attractive indoor pots to choose from. A larger pot will give the herbs more room to grow, so you can enjoy a larger and longer harvest. The ideal pot size is between 150mm and 200mm, however, if indoor space is limited, keep your herbs in the small pot and replace them more often. You’ll still find this to be better value and more rewarding than buying fresh-cut herbs from the supermarket, and they’ll last longer.
Where to grow your herbs indoors
Herbs need lots of sunlight, so find a position in a light space by a window for optimal growth.
Plants naturally grow towards the sunlight, so turn them around occasionally to ensure even growth.
Wherever you place your herbs indoors, be sure to take them outside from time to time for some direct sunlight.
Add just the right amount of water
Take care not to over-water your herbs. Water the potting mix (not the plant’s leaves), adding just enough water to keep it moist.
Most herbs don’t like sitting in water, so pay attention to drainage. Remove the saucer or cachepot to allow free drainage after watering and return it once water has stopped running from the bottom.