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How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden in your Kitchen

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden in your Kitchen

Maintaining and growing an herb garden in your kitchen is a fun and convenient way to have food prep ingredients available at all times. You can find indoor herb garden essentials at Kohl’s, giving you everything you need to get started!

Kohl’s offers complete herb garden kits, including seeds, growers and more. With all these items available, you can grow a wide variety of foods and herbs right in your own kitchen.

The Best Herbs to Grow Indoors

Some herbs are able to thrive in indoor environments. These are the ones you should choose to include in your own indoor herb garden.

Basil, oregano, mint, chives, sage, rosemary and thyme are all great options for growing inside. They are hearty, and can be planted at any time of the year when kept indoors. These herbs are really versatile and are sure to be used frequently in your home-cooked meals.

Proper Care for Indoor Herbs

Even if an herb is well-suited for growing inside, you need to know how to water it properly and position it to get enough sunshine. 


Keeping your indoor plants properly watered is key to ensuring you produce healthy and viable herbs. Watering herbs correctly also means that they should be properly drained, too, as too much water can be an issue.

Use a saucer, liner or drain pan under the pot to catch water and protect your surface. A clay saucer lets moisture pass through, so opt for plastic, rubber or metal instead. Clay pots can also dry out very quickly, so they may not be ideal in warm-weather conditions.

When you first bring your plants home or plant seeds, it’s a good idea to keep the soil moist for a few days until you see new growth. After that, you can check the moisture regularly by sticking your finger one inch into the soil. 

Herbs to keep on the dry side include savory, rosemary, thyme, oregano and sage. Mint, basil, parsley and lemon balm like the soil to stay moist, but not too wet. 


Just like water, herbs depend on sunlight to grow properly. And also just like water, different herbs require different amounts of sun to reach their peak.

In general, indoor herb plants require around six hours of sunlight daily. The ideal place to get this amount of sunlight is in a south-facing window. For herbs that require less light, like mint, parsley and thyme, a west-facing window will work well. 

You can tell if a plant is not getting enough light in several ways. If the plants are showing signs of poor growth, have stems that grow unusually long between leaf sets, have leaves that are smaller than usual, or feature stems or leaves that are abnormally pale, you might need to find more light for your herbs.

If your home doesn’t offer the right amount of sunlight, consider buying an indoor grow light, which mimics sunlight and is great for places that experience cold, dark winters. An indoor light means you can grow herbs year round in any room, making the process of growing much easier.

Herb Garden Products for Your Home

Grow Multiple Herbs with Ease Using an AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Garden with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit

This hydroponic garden grows up to six of your favorite herbs, veggies or flowers year-round. The grow light hood contains 20W of white, red and blue LED lights, giving your plants the full spectrum of light they need to grow quickly.

The garden is easy to use; just drop the seed pods in your indoor garden, fill the bowl with water and some plant food and plug it in. An automatic timer makes sure the lights go on and off at exactly the right time. Simple backlit buttons remind you when to add water and plant food.

Add Flavor to Your Meals with a Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Gourmet Herb 6-Pod Seed Kit

Grow fresh herbs year-round with this seed kit from Miracle-Gro, a trusted name in home gardening. It comes with everything you’ll need to grow fresh herbs in your indoor AeroGarden.

Grow domes offer optimal germination. The specially formulated liquid plant food is designed to ensure healthy plants. Most plants germinate within 7-14 days and are ready for harvesting in 4-6 weeks. Plants will keep producing continuous harvests for up to 6 months and longer.

Keep Two of the Most Popular Herbs at Hand with this BACK TO THE ROOTS Basil & Mint Kitchen Herb Garden

Everything you need to grow basil and mint comes in this kitchen herb garden from BACK TO THE ROOTS. 

A custom soil blend provides all the nutrients your herbs need, so you can harvest right out of these jars with no transplanting needed. You can grow and harvest the herbs in your home year-round. The herbs are 100% organic & non-GMO as well.

Additional Kitchen Décor For Your Home

Aside from adding an herb garden to your kitchen, you can also tie in coordinating décor that enhances the look of the room.

Chop Herbs & Other Ingredients on a Food Network™ 3-Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set

These Food Network bamboo cutting boards are sturdy and knife friendly. They are ideal for chopping and serving, and are made of sustainable bamboo.

The set includes three different size bamboo cutting boards: a 5 1/2×8″ cutting board, a 8×10″ cutting board and a 11×14″ cutting board. This means that you’ll have a board for any situation for slicing up vegetables or serving a charcuterie board.

Set the Table in Style with a Sonoma Goods For Life® Short Two-Tone Vase

To showcase along with your bamboo cutting boards and herb garden, this Sonoma Goods For Life vase can elevate your dining space and make it feel more inviting.

The simple, yet elegant design connects to your home’s farmhouse décor theme. The ceramic construction is durable and is easy to wipe clean. Pair with other accents and décor items from the theme, and you’ll create a space that friends and family can enjoy every day.

Kohl’s is the place to find all the kitchen décor you need to build a dining area that will enhance and elevate your home! And by adding an indoor herb garden, you can grow ingredients for your at-home meals with ease.