The best herbs to grow in your house or garden

You'll have your very own herb garden before you know it.


by Samantha Price |
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If you have a bit of a green thumb, you might be curious about the best herbs to grow from home. Although, you may have been wondering whether keeping herbs would pose a challenge, especially if you're short for space.

However, growing herbs is surprisingly easy, and here at Spirit & Destiny we've put together a guide to prove it. We've chosen a selection of the best herbs to grow, including how to grow them, so that you can start your very own herb garden.

What is the best way to grow herbs?

If you thought you didn't have the space to grow herbs from home - think again. As well as being able to grow them from a patch or planter in your garden, you can grow them in plant pots around the house too.

So if you're short on space, you can even grow herbs on your windowsill or from hanging baskets on your balcony! Here are some of our top tips on choosing the best herbs to grow, depending on your environment.

Indoor or outdoor?

As you can imagine, most plants thrive better outdoors but can also be grown indoors.

Annual herbs are generally best for growing indoors. On the other hand, perennial herbs are best grown outside.

Your seeds will need plenty of space to grow, so keep in mind that you'll need to accommodate your plant as it grows. Additionally, some will need to be at a certain temperature in order to germinate, so this is something that you'll need to consider.

In the shade or in the sunlight?

Another factor is the amount of light your plant needs. On average, most herbs need around six hours of sunlight to grow. If you're growing your herbs indoors, you'll need to account for this by placing your plants on a warm, sunny windowsill.

Some herbs don't require as much sunlight to grow and can still thrive in the shade. These include chives, coriander, dill, lemon balm and parsley, which may be a good option for beginners.

All year round or seasonal?

Are you looking for a plant that will grow all year round? Evergreen perennial herbs, such as lavender, rosemary, bay and thyme are great options that will stay green, even throughout the winter.

Perennial herbs like chives, oregano and thyme live for two or more years. Whereas, annual herbs like basil, coriander and dill only live for one year.

There are also cold season and warm season herbs, which you'll want to read up on before planting any herbs in question.

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Part of the onion family, chives are a great low-maintenance herb for beginners to grow. Chives


This herb certainly has its uses. From cooking to cosmetics and medicine, it's a fairly common and


Another fantastic versatile herb is mint. Particularly known for helping with digestion issues,


Known for helping with sleep and anxiety, this member of the leaf family has been used as far back


A popular herb in cooking: coriander adds a fresh flavour to a dish. It's a fantastic source of

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With so many benefits to this aromatic herb, lavender just had to make the list. As well as having


Generally used as a garnish, dill has a sharp and somewhat grassy flavour that adds dimension to a


Improving cognitive function, helping digestive issues and holding antibacterial properties are


This Mediterranean herb is featured in plenty of cooking recipes due to its unique flavour. It's

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With a powerful aroma, rosemary has a unique pine taste that adds flavour and scent to a dish.


As well as medicinal uses for digestion issues, basil is a flavourful herb that tastes faintly of

What's the best herb to grow for beginners?

Our verdict concludes that the best herb to grow for beginners would be thyme, chives, coriander or dill, due to the fact they require little maintenance. Chives, coriander and dill can still grow in the shade, and thyme is evergreen, meaning it'll thrive all year round.

What else can herbs be used for?

Not only do herbs hold various medicinal properties like helping to promote sleep, but these aromatic plants are also commonly used to season food, brew tea and in the creation of certain cosmetic products.

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