List of Herbs for Indoor Herb Gardens

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To further help you choose plants that will do well inside your home, here is a list of herbs that are proven winners in this category.

15 Herbs that will grow well together in a small dish garden, are flavourful and/or medicinal:

  • Basil, Ocimum basilicum
  • Parsley, Petroselinum crispum
  • Sage, Salvia officinalis
  • Greek Oregano, Origanum vulgare hirtum
  • Sweet Marjoram, Origanum majorana
  • Chervil, Anthrisus cerefolium
  • Chives, Allium schoenoprasum
  • Thyme, Thymus vulgaris
  • French Tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus
  • Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis
  • Catnip, Nepeta cataria
  • Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis
  • Summer Savory, Satureja hortensis
  • Lavender, Lavandula officinalis
  • Feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium

In larger dish gardens, such as a galvanised bucket, grow no more than three of the following herbs, as these can become quite large:

  • Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis
  • Lavender, Lavandula officinalis
  • Pineapple Sage, Salvia elegans
  • Lemon Verbena, Aloysia triphylla
  • Feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium
  • Echinacea, Echinacea angustifolia
  • Valerian, Valeriana officinalis
  • Bergamot, Monarda dydima
  • Aloe, Aloe vera
  • Spearmint, Mentha spicata
  • Peppermint, Mentha piperita
  • Catnip, Nepeta cataria
  • Purple Sage, Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'
  • Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis
  • Oregano, Origanum vulgare

You will find that your herbs will quickly outgrow their pots or containers, but that is what nature intends. You are then free to enjoy your herbs in new forms: as craft materials, as culinary delights, as landscape ornamentals, or as remedy ingredients to heal yourself or your family members. Herbs serve so many purposes that they deserve a special place in your home, so bring them in and make them a part of your family. You will not regret it, I promise you.

By Raymonde Savoie Johnson

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