When it comes to indoor gardens, herbs are some of the best plants you can grow inside. Their dainty leaves and slender stems give them a delicate beauty, making them lovely additions to your home decor. Not only are they easy on the eyes, but growing culinary herbs in your kitchen is beyond convenient. Reaching over to your windowsill to snip off a bit of fresh basil for your homemade pizza is what indoor herb gardens are all about.
Where do you start once you’ve decided to grow a living spice rack in your kitchen? You’ll need to decide how many different herbs you’d like to grow. Do you have three favorites that you tend to use in all your cooking? Or do you love the look of 10 different herbs all growing beautifully side by side? An indoor herb garden kit can help to get you started and there are options available to grow your garden to any size.
Automated Indoor Herb Garden Kits
A self-watering or hydroponic kit that comes equipped with a built in grow light is is great option for any indoor gardener. If you don’t have much natural light available, are hoping for maximum growth from your herbs, or just tend to forget to water your plants a lot then these automated kits are almost a necessity. Some of these grow systems come with handy touch screen interfaces and others are beautifully designed to provide sleek ambiance as well as fresh herbs.
If you’re looking for maximum yields and the highest levels of automation, any AeroGarden grow system is an excellent addition to your indoor garden. The AeroGarden Bounty has 9 grow pods that will allow you to hydroponically grow up to 9 different herbs at a time. It comes with a gourmet herb seed kit which includes thyme, chives, dill, mint, and varieties of basil and parsley. This system has an interactive touch screen control panel that will control the 45W LED grow light, tell you when to refill the water reservoir, and remind you to add more of the liquid plant food that is also included in the kit.
The iDeer Life Hydroponic Grow Kit allows you to grow up to 7 plants at a time, right in your kitchen, with no messy soil to worry about. The 25W LED grow light is adjustable and can give you up to 13 inches of grow room for your plants. This hydroponic system, coupled with the LED grow light, will allow your herbs to grow much more quickly, no matter the weather or the season. This kit comes with nutrient fertilizer and plant sponges, but does not come with any seeds.
The Chee Mong Garden Kit is a small, simple design that can also function as a very unique lamp or reading light. The 8.5 watt LED grow light features an automatic timer and is adjustable in multiple directions so you can always give your herbs the perfect amount of light. The water tank has a transparent window so you can monitor the water levels and has a low water alarm that will let you know the reservoir needs to be refilled. No seeds are included in this kit so you’ll need to select your own herbs to add to the planting pot.
BlueSkyGrow Indoor Vertical Garden
For a kitchen that’s a little short on counter space, an indoor vertical garden like the BlueSkyGrow kit is perfect to help you make the most of that space. It features an automatic dripping system that holds enough water to sustain your herbs for days. 8 plants can fit in the vertical system and a small, adjustable LED light sits atop the tower to provide a boost of energy for your herbs. There is also a handy touch screen that helps you control the automations of the light and water systems.
Biodegradable Starter Kits with Seeds
A fully automated, self watering, light equipped indoor garden system may be way more than you need for your herbs. If you’re looking for something that just gives you the seeds, a grow medium, and a little direction then a biodegradable starter kit is what you’re looking for. The biodegradable pot can be planted directly into larger pots once they’ve outgrown their starter home. Some of these kits are pretty basic, giving you just the essentials, while others come with a few extra accessories to help your garden grow.
Mountain Valley Seed Company
The Mountain Valley Seed Company offers basic, deluxe, and premium kits that come with 1-3 domed grow trays. The premium kit includes 3 drip trays, 3 seed trays, and 3 humidity domes with a total of 36 grow cells and 36 compressed soil pucks to grow your herbs in. The 18 different culinary herb seeds that are included are dill, oregano, parsley, mustard, cilantro, sage, rosemary, thyme, arugula, anise, fennel, peppermint, summer savory, and multiple varieties of chives and basil. Also included are seed label sticks and an easy to follow grow guide that will help you get your herb garden started.
Mr Sprout & Co.
The Mr. Sprout & Co. Herb Kit comes with 10 medicinal and culinary herbs which includes basil, parsley, cilantro, mint, chives, sage, thyme, catnip, chamomile, and echinacea. 10 biodegradable peat pots, 10 soil pellets, and 10 plant tags are included to give your herbs the best starter environment to grow in. Basic instructions are also provided in the grower’s guide to give you a little guidance with this kit.
Sustainable Seed Company
The Sustainable Seed Company Windowsill Herb Garden Kit provides you with plenty of seeds to grow basil, rosemary, chives, parsley, cilantro, lavender, oregano, dill, sage, and thyme. 10 pre-labeled coconut coir pots and 10 coconut coir soil disks are included to plant your seeds in.
Also included are 2 pre-molded raised trays that will allow for optimal water drainage for your young herbs.
A full color 96-page herb growing guide comes with this kit and it provides illustrations, recipes, and tips.
The Ashbrook Outdoors Herb Garden Starter Kit comes with seeds for sweet basil, dill, sage, chives, cilantro, thyme, parsley, and oregano. These seeds come in resealable vials that allow you to safely store them for future seasons. This kit comes with 6 germination trays and each tray has 10 individual square cells per tray.
You can start 60 seedlings at a time, or space out your new herb growth over a few seasons. There are 16 pellet soil disks that expand into enough soil for all 60 cells. The biodegradable fiber peat pots will breakdown after planting your herbs in larger pots but the plastic markers are reusable.
The Cherish Garden Herb Kit is a super simple kit that comes with basil, cilantro, chives, and parsley. This is a great kit for anyone just starting out with their herb garden and want an inexpensive kit to introduce them to their herb garden options. It includes 4 biodegradable peat pots, 4 expanding peat discs, 4 plant labels, and 4 seed packets. A neat little bonus item they’ve thrown in is leaf shaped herb stripper that allows you to remove herb leaves from any sized stem.
The biodegradable seeds kits are great starter kits to get your herbs established enough to move into new pots. These windowsill kits cut out the need for transplanting because you grow the seeds in the included planters and let them flourish without ever disturbing their roots. These kits are wonderful additions to your kitchen decor, especially for those who love rustic or earthy themes.
The Garden Republic Herb Kit comes with cilantro, English thyme, large leaf Italian parsley, and Genovese basil seeds. What makes this kit interesting is the materials used for each item in the kit. The grow bags are made of burlap and contain a waterproof lining. The plant markers are made of bamboo which will make for much more elegant signage than the typical plastic markers. The wooden box the kit comes in also doubles as a planter for the 4 burlap grow bags. 4 potting soil discs and a small set of shears are included as well.
Dryden Trading Company
This kit by the Dryden Trading Company is another one that uses the packaging as a planter box. You can grow sweet basil, bouquet dill, cilantro, parsley and oregano in the wood planter box and label each herb with the slate plant markers and chalk included in the kit. A bag of dehydrated potting soil is included and all you need to do is pour it in the included tray, add water, and plant your seeds.
The Planter Pro’s kit comes in wicker brown or coastal turquoise. It includes 3 mini cedar wood planters, a matching drip tray, and 4 nutrient rich soil pucks. Each planter has a small chalkboard attached so you can write the name of the herb that’s growing in each planter with the piece of chalk that’s included in the kit.
You can grow basil, cilantro, thyme, oregano, chives and parsley in this kit, which means you’ll have some options to switch up your herbs for each growing season.
This Window Garden Herb Kit comes with 3 adorably rustic terra cotta planters, 3 slate plant markers, and a soapstone pencil. The basil, chives, and sage seeds this kit comes with can be grown in the included fiber soil. The germination bags should be placed over your newly planted seeds to help keep them moist and warm until they’ve started growing. The step by step instructions included in the kit will walk you through setting up your garden.
An indoor herb garden is both a useful and beautiful addition to your kitchen. A large, vibrant garden may save you from ever having to buy fresh herbs again. Indoor herb gardens kits make it wonderfully easy to get your garden started and to maintain it all year round. All you need to do is decide how much help you need with your garden and let the perfect indoor garden kit give you a hand.