Herbs You Should Try Growing Indoors | LikeWike

Herbs You Should Try Growing Indoors

1. Basil

Basil has some great health benefits from fighting cancer, acting as an anti-inflammatory, helps reduce stress, and contains antibacterial properties. Basil can be grown as an annual or short-lived perennial. But if you are growing them inside then try the smaller globe types of basil as they won’t take as much space.

2. Chives

Chives contain quite a lot of nutrients! They are high in iron, calcium, vitamin A, and C and more! Plus chives have been shown to help alleviate a stuffy nose and colds. Chives grow just about anywhere, just make sure when you harvest them you only harvest one third of the bunch at a time and cut from the bass (like grass).

3. Cilantro

Cilantro is an herb that is very low in calories and contains no cholesterol. Cilantro is also full of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and vitamins. While cilantro is short lived it’s still easy to grow. If you want to keep a good supply try a few cilantro seedlings about two or three week intervals.

4. Oregano

Oregano is not only a great herb to add to a lot of different recipes but is a great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal. Oregano is also super easy to propagate simply but cuttings or division. Take some cuttings and put it in a cup of water and watch it grows.

5. Parsley

Adds a pretty touch to any plate, but it’s also super tasty. Parsley isn’t just a garnish to throw away. Not only is it super tasty in recipes but has some great health benefits. Parsley is high in vitamin K, C, and A and is also a great source of iron. Be sure to cut the outer leaves when harvesting as this will help new growth from the center. Parsley can also remain productive for several months or more!

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