Herbs give your cooking amazing flavours but they can be expensive to buy and usually you don’t need the whole bunch in your recipe so it gets wasted.

The solution is to start your own herb garden and grow the herbs you use most frequently.

You don’t need a lot of room, or even a garden! Herbs can be planted indoors on window ledges, on balcony’s, in pots or in a garden bed.

What you’ll need:

  • Pots (if using)
  • Potting mix
  • Herb seedlings


  1. Buy pots (or reuse old plant pots), potting mix and some herb seedlings.
  2. Fill pots with soil and plant each herb in a pot.
  3. Water herbs and place in a sunny position. Herbs grow quickly with sun and water.
  4. Pick herbs as required for your cooking.

We currently have sage, basil, rosemary, parsley, mint and thyme growing in our garden and it’s so handy, I love picking some fresh for my cooking and the flavours are amazing. We have our herbs in old plastic plant pots which is cheap and also reuses the old pots.

Do you have a herb garden? Please SHARE any tips you might have in the comments below.

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  • Yes, I’ve got a small herb garden too. Sage and oregano grow very well and need very little maintenance. Rosemary the same, but not in a pot. The parsley is growing everywhere, even where I don’t want him too!! :-) I’ve got mint in a pot. They advised me to keep it in a pot because its roots are very invasive. Another one that grows very well is the bayleaf. I bought a small plant 3 years ago and it’s already quite huge. I love basil too, that I keep inside in a small pot. I had it outside earlier but it was always dying because it needs constant water and I often forgot! ;-) Now it’s in the kitchen and every day I remember to water it! :-)
    I’ve just started with dill too!


  • We have grown parsley although now dead, we will grow again. And we have an oregano plant. I would love to grow a herb garden and I have a few ideas of what I would like to achieve (would like to grow basil as we use it a lot, mint, parsley and oregano.


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