This fall I moved my potted herbs that were outside on my back porch into the house. Many people like to put their herb pots on their kitchen windowsill. But since our house is an open floor plan and my kitchen is located in the center of the house, I placed my pot in front of a southeast window in my living room.
My pot contains sage, oregano, thyme and parsley. These particular herbs like a lot of sunlight and are thriving in that location.
Cilantro, lemon balm, chives, mint and even ginger root (believe it or not) are some of the easiest herbs to grow indoors. These herbs require a little less light and will grow well in east or west window locations.
Depending on the variety of herbs and your window locations, you may want to periodically move them from window to window (or rotate them) following the sun. With a little sunlight, regular watering and occasional fertilizing, you can enjoy cooking with fresh herbs all year while receiving health benefits as well as great flavor!
Cilantro is high in Vitamin K and helps detox heavy metals from your body. Parsley is a great source of Vitamins K, C and A and may help with inflammation, kidney stones and bladder infections. Lemon Balm has properties that may help protect your heart and liver. These are just a few examples of the many health benefits you can obtain from herbs. Research your favorite herbs to find out their unique medicinal properties. I think you’ll be amazed – I know I am!
p.s. You can buy our one-of-a-kind (hand painted) Wooden Spoon Herb Markers here.