Indoor Herb Gardens – The Definitive Guide For Beginners

Indoor Herb Gardens – The Definitive Guide For Beginners

Grow Your First Indoor Herb Garden! This is it. The complete how-to for anyone that ever wanted to know how to grow Herbs indoors. From Basil and Cilantro to Oregano and Rosemary, we’ll cover the basics of getting started to the nuances of seed spacing and container size. Its all here!

Herb gardening made easy!

In this video, we’ll go through all the steps to making your own Herb garden, either a large multi-plant setup or individual containers. We’ll discuss soil types, light, drainage, fertilizers and harvesting…everything! Plus, as a bonus, I’ll give you an in-depth look at my top 8 Herbs that I grow indoors, 365 days a year!

Other Herb videos you may be interested in:

Unlimited Basil: https://youtu.be/y9L3NZPHfsY
Grow Rosemary From Cuttings: https://youtu.be/btPIog2iWq8
Rescue A Dying Basil Plant!: https://youtu.be/uDbNDh1u-7g
Indoor Cilantro Guide: https://youtu.be/Tf_0DfVKQOY

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2021 is the Year of the Garden! We deserve it after the last little while, and growing our own food and self sufficiency is just the reward we need to get back on track!

For more information on all your gardening questions, check out my other videos!:

Speckled Pea Microgreens: https://youtu.be/pFXUucGn8tE
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Starting Tomato Seeds: https://youtu.be/qlEp0iDfB-k​​​​​​​​​​
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Starting Cucumber Seeds: https://youtu.be/7aWeBavfubE​​​​​​​
Starting Zucchini Seeds: https://youtu.be/LgHKLftASTQ​​​​​​​
Starting Corn Seeds: https://youtu.be/2t2A2ZrdZ3k​​​​​​​​​​
Starting Pumpkin Seeds: https://youtu.be/kT_WR0e2EjI​​​​​​​​​​
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46 Comments

  1. Rembo L on November 21, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    yo whats sup?

  2. Shirly Liu on November 21, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    great video! thank you for all the wonderful information. I’m excited to try it this winter. Do you recommend using grow bags for the indoor herbs?

  3. Alicia Weber on November 21, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Would parsley be grown in the same way as cilantro? Seeded heavily?

  4. Kittie W on November 21, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Another great video ty. Starting my indoor adventures tomorrow. Other than cover crops do you do anything special to put pots & beds to rest for winter?

  5. Keith Hilton on November 21, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Great video Jeff (especially for beginners) packed with good info. Well done mate. Cheers

  6. alarcon99 on November 21, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    How do you feel about bottom watering herbs in an indoor garden? currently i have my established herbs in individual pots (with drainage holes) all sitting in a larger tub with 1/2" of water.

  7. Jeff on November 21, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    I do the "single file" method with my indoor herbs. For things like dill & cilantro I do succession planting so I’ve always got a pot or two ready to use. 
    Basil is a great indoor plant that keeps producing over & over. When the plants get 5-6 sets of leaves I top off the upper 3 sets & put those into a cup of water to sprout. Those become my next crop of basil plants. Lather, rinse, repeat for endless basil…and pesto, which is easy to make & stores in the freezer indefinitely. 😋

  8. Charmaine Martinez on November 21, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Awesome video! Thanks for all the encouragement!

  9. Gazelle Carlson on November 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    fantastic thank you..i’m doing it now

  10. Michaela Timciska on November 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Love this video. You’re so clear at explaining the process. I love how you’re bringing oregano back. 😁 I cook with it all the time. One herb that I just couldn’t find at any nursery is MARJORAM. It is a staple in my Slovak kitchen…but I just cannot find it at any nursery for several years now. So I have tried to grow it myself…without success. This year I had a great outdoor container herb garden…except for my marjoram. I have tried to grow it indoors…Also no success. I have the grow lights on a timer, the soil, the drainage…U mean you are a great teacher…BUT! NO SUCCESS. Argh…it is my favourite spice….what am I missing?

  11. Anindita Garden on November 21, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Very nice 👌👌👌

  12. Shamim Rashid on November 21, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Very practical usefull video i am from kashmir valley most of herbs grow very easy but in England it is hard work to grow things i was brought up with our own veg fruit grown organically no pesticides using cow dung house veg scraps etc lot of hers grow wild like mint i have a small garden here but grow in big pots etc home grown veg etc are delight to taste buds thanks bless

  13. Bev Botkin on November 21, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks for a great video. Lots of great information. Have a great weekend Jeff.

  14. Morning Wood Farms on November 21, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    😀 Thank you, Jeff! Hope I can make it! 🙏💓

  15. Cindy Wanvig on November 21, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    In the video you said you’d include a link for lighting which I greatly need. Can you help please?

  16. Jonathan Lee on November 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Herbs have quickly became my favorite kind of plants.

  17. Lila L on November 21, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks Jeff, lots of great information here. I did try rooting my rosemary in water but it didn’t work. I’ll try again in soil this time. Wish me luck.

  18. Mabel Mbah on November 21, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks Jeff for all your help this year.I had great ginger and turmeric and sweet potatoes harvest, all fresh your instructions.

  19. Arrslicker on November 21, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks Jeff, this is just what was needed. Peppers just sprouted too!! 100% germ on Arapaho peppers thanks to your tips from previous videos.

  20. Bonnie S on November 21, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for the great detailed info. I plan on growing some herbs in my south- facing kitchen window this winter. I’m planning on using a clip-on single “stem” grow light to supplement the weak winter sunlight. I’ll try to root cuttings from my outdoor thyme and oregano and seed the rest. Now to figure out which containers to use.

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  22. Caro Anderson on November 21, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    I know this is super random but I really like your haircut! But I digress, I am a first-time grower and started at a weird time. Looking forward to trying my hand at growing these herbs! Thank you for the tips!

  23. Kathleen Fuller on November 21, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Wonderful video, your kindness always shines. Your videos are very much appreciated.

  24. Ocean Golf on November 21, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you! Great information. Can you grow spinach indoors for the winter?

  25. John McCoy on November 21, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Hey my brother from another mother, looking for your grow light link you mentioned? Am I just missing it?

  26. Mighty Doe on November 21, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    What a great video. I’ve taken your advise on many herbs. I must state the only one I can’t seem to grow is cilantro. I’m gonna try the paper towel method. Many blessings to you.

  27. Gardening Perth Western Australia on November 21, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you for the tip!

  28. Vida on November 21, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    The effort you put into these videos is outstanding.

  29. EtPhoneHome on November 21, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Sunny window up here in Ontario = dead herbs LOL I always have to use an LED in the fall winter and early spring!

  30. Kiran Ahmad on November 21, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    In terms of lighting, could I use a reptile heating bulb?

  31. Jessica on November 21, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Yay thanks for this Jeff! I’m wondering if you’ll be doing videos on winter gardening outdoors? I live in Toronto – I have a grow light but it’s more for seed starting than the full life cycle. 🥺

  32. Michael Marchione on November 21, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    We are in U.S. Zone 4a Our parsley has come back every year for the past 6 years. The dill has spread from its raised bed to the yard and the edge on the driveway.You should smell that after I mow lol! I think the original seed was planted 8 years ago. I started sage this past spring from seed. The seed came from Italy and is supposed to be good to minus 30 degrees F. It was from the Piedmont area. I had started the same seed many years ago and the plants lasted about 15 years then they died out. I took cutting off my 2 rosemary shrubs to save buying them again. I hope it works…never have done it before. I did 6 rose bush cutting too for my wife…we’ll see how that turns out too. A Huge thumbs up for this vid. I always enjoy your knowledge. Take care!

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    Great! went to the link and got a lightning deal on 2 grow lights 🙂 hope it helps ya just a little man, thanks for the great vids.

  34. Stephanie F on November 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    The snow storm killed my rosemary in Feb (Arkansas usually doesn’t get a week of snow!!) But I had cuttings inside. Now her babies are thriving again outside… will probably bring a few cuttings inside to propagate for just in case🥰

  35. Nellie's Farm on November 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    I can see now why you have so many subs! Great video!

  36. Jim McDowell on November 21, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Jeff, ever wonder why so many gardeners watch your videos? They get results! You are indeed a public servant! More please.

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  38. Nellie's Farm on November 21, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    I rarely see any choices for good soil besides miracle grow which contains chemicals…I refuse to buy any Monsanto products! What would you suggest and where do I get it? I can grow basil but not much luck with any others …

  39. 2 Quacks & 5 Clucks Farm on November 21, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    I have a indoor grow kit that has a water reservoir and a wicking mat. I’ll be growing leafy greens and a few herbs. Is the wicking system good enough? Thank ya! Great video! I feel like this video was made for me based off our messages on Facebook 😂

  40. linedezainde on November 21, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Great video! I grow herbs and microgreens indoors and it’s the best remedy agsinst winter blues, especially in Quebec, plus it’s healthy! I bring marjoram and sage indoors for winter and they both do very well. Go Roughriders! My partner is from SK.

  41. Wazz Up on November 21, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👍🍻

  42. moon back on November 21, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Great video! Quick question though from a brand new gardener… did you put a liner or anything in those buckets where you had your herbs? Or did you just fill them up with soil? I would love to know where you got those buckets and that tray too! Thanks

  43. Brandy WV Strong on November 21, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Awesome video Jeff!!! We need to teach the younger generations how to start doing this so they can be more self sufficient. We never know what will happen from one day to the next. Sorry was late busy weekend.🙂
    🙏🏻💙🙏🏻

  44. Just Sunshïne on November 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Yess 🙌

  45. Keven Jones on November 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    so for indoor growing you cant just get a potting mix, you have to have an indoor mix? ive just been using regular potting soil mix not an indoor one, should i be worried about bugs and switch it out?

  46. lolly Hurt on November 21, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you. My daughter is anew gardener that doesn’t like to ask mom 😊. I shared it with her. If she doesn’t want one during winter, I’m sure it’ll be helpful in the spring. Wisconsin is a very cold state

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