Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a gardening experiment on my kitchen counter! I’ve been growing an indoor herb garden including Mint, Dill, Basil, Chives and Parsley. If you have visited my house, you have probably noticed the Aerogarden 6 on my counter. It’s about the size of a coffee pot and has been working even better than I hoped.

We’ve got an Aerogardenfrom MiracleGro on our counter.


Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

Growing these fresh herbs has been such a fun experience for me as well as for my kids. We go past it every day and watch to see when the seeds are starting to sprout. Each of us has taken our turn being amazed at watching these seeds start to grow into full green plants.

It took about 2 weeks to really start to see the first major growth. We anxiously watched to see which of the herbs would sprout first. The basil definitely won the race. But once the other herbs started sprouting, it didn’t take long for the plants to all start growing fast.


Now that I’m able to have an indoor herb garden, it’s time for me to find some creative ways to use the fresh herbs. I

How to Preserve Fresh Basil

  • Pick off the basil from it’s plant.
  • Wash the leaves and dry on a paper towel.
  • Use a food processor to chop the basil. Add in several drizzles of olive oil.
  • Spoon into an extra ice cube tray.
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  • Wrap the ice tray in saran wrap to prevent freezer burn.
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  • Once frozen, pop out the basil cubes, store in a ziploc baggie. Make sure you label the bag so you will know what you have frozen.
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What herb would you be most excited to grow in your Aerogarden 6? Got any great recipes that use fresh herbs? I’d love to hear!

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  1. I’ve tried growing indoors, but haven’t had as much luck as you. We had lots of luck with small pots out on our porch though, so we always had fresh herbs before moving into our current apartment. Basil and rosemary are my two favorite to grow. They just smell so divine.

  2. WOW THIS LOOKS EXCITING and fun and useful. Ive started seeds in the house before without alot of luck but I still try 🙂
    I never have the right amount of light I guess:(

  3. This is such a great idea and it looks terrific but I can’t figure out where I could put it that my kitty wouldn’t eat it! I may suggest my catless daughter tries this and I can help her. That way we could both benefit!

  4. This is such a cool little garden! I would love to have something like this in my kitchen; I’m going to have to talk to my husband about getting this started!

  5. Growing an indoor herb garden is definitely on my to do list. Enjoyed reading your post about this.

  6. I have always wanted an indoor herb garden. It would be awesome to have fresh herbs year round.

  7. I’ve tried so many times, but, sadly, failed – there’s nothing I love to have fresh more than basil! the smell, the flavor, I could use it in so many things! even though everyone tells me it’s super easy, I always kill it 🙁

  8. I have tried with no luck of course mine was not as nice as yours. I love the way yours looks much better!

  9. I’ve never grown one before, but I LOVE that you can do it, it looks nice and you can freeze for later use!!

  10. this is amazing you get the joy of eating and growing your own fresh herbs and the enjoyment of watching the fish grow

  11. I’d love to grow rosemary and basil as I use them frequently in my cooking. This looks like a foolproof and easier way to grow herbs.

  12. This looks like sooooo much fun I’d have to try everything I’d love to start some tomatoes in it I know and probably basil

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