If you live in an apartment and don’t have any space for an outdoor garden, then you can try and make your home a garden with herbs. Herbs not only serve the purpose of decorating your space but they provide flavor and fragrance to your surroundings.
Herbs can be used for culinary purposes as well as to promote overall health and wellness. Most herbs that you purchase from the markets may have pesticides and may negatively impact your health. Growing your own herbs can ensure that they are free of pesticides. It can also bring down your costs if you use fresh herbs to flavor your dishes.
Here are a few herbs you can grow in different parts of your home like the kitchen, living space, bedrooms, and bathrooms.
1. Kitchen: Thyme, Mint
If you are passionate about cooking and spend most part of your time in the kitchen, there is nothing more convenient than having your culinary herbs at an arm’s distance. In fact, these herbs can brighten up your kitchen visually. The kitchen is a perfect spot for culinary herbs like thyme, mint, and oregano not only because they are used in the dishes but also because there is ample sunlight for the herbs to grow.
Thyme and mint are herbs that not only flavor your food but also have health benefits. Thyme can fight infections and reduce inflammation in the body. Mint has a calming and soothing effect and can improve digestion and stomach-related issues.
These herbs are easy to grow and look perfect in mounted mason jars. If you have old utensils like a pot, you can grow your herbs in there too.
2. Living Area: Jasmine, Peace Lily
Your living area has considerable space and good lighting, too. Most often, you may spend more time with your guests in the living area. It will be perfect to grow herbs that look and smell good in the living space. You can place the herbs on your dining table or even by the window sill in the living area.
Peace lily and jasmine are perfect herbs for your living area. Peace lilies grow well in shady or dark areas so you can place them on a corner table. They hardly require any care and are easy to maintain. Peace lilies have the ability to purify your indoor air quality and can also reduce the levels of mold spores that grow in the house. Jasmine, on the other hand, is fragrant and can look good anywhere you place them.
You can grow these in wooden crates or fancy tea cups that you no longer use. If you think they require more sunlight you can place them near the window from time to time.
3. Bedroom: Lavender, Rosemary
Having the right herbs in your bedroom can favor your sleep. Most bedrooms have windows and, therefore, you can have herbs that require sunlight for their growth.
Lavender and rosemary may be the perfect herbs for your bedroom. Lavenders smell beautiful and the aroma can relax your lungs and may even provide you a peaceful sleep at night. It may even help you calm you down if you have anxiety issues. Rosemary may be used for cooking but may also be good air purifiers.
Lavenders require good sunlight so it will be better to have them grow by your window. You can use old jewelry boxes or drawers to grow these herbs in your bedroom.
4. Bathroom: Aloe Vera, Santolina
Growing herbs in your bathroom may be a little tricky because of the limited space, low lighting, and humid conditions that bathrooms normally have. However, there are some herbs that may live these bathroom conditions.
Aloe vera and santolina are herbs that may survive the bathroom conditions. Aloe vera require sunlight so placing them near the window may be a good idea. Santolina grows well in pots and can be placed anywhere that you feel looks best for the bathroom.
You can place them in glass tumblers or even use fancy pots that will look good next to the wash basin.
Before you plant any herbs in your home, make sure you are not allergic to any of them. Also, those herbs that require light is better to be placed near the windows for ample sunlight. Don’t limit your indoor garden to just these herbs; there are many herbs you can choose from to make your home a better place to live in.