These Indoor Herb-Growing Kits Will Make All Your Windowsill Garden Dreams Come True

published May 27, 2020
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There’s something about warm weather that makes you want to add alllll the herbs to alllll your food. You could rely on your grocery store’s supply to satisfy your needs, or you could save money and plastic waste (and frequent trips to the store) by starting your own herb garden! It’s pretty easy to grow herbs so long as you’ve got a sunny spot and plenty of water, but if you need some help, we rounded up some great herb kits that’ll get you started, no matter your skill level. The best part: You don’t even have to leave home to get your grow on! Just order the kit that best suits your needs, and start enjoying fresh herbs in no time. 

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1. Plants.com Herb Plants

If you like the fully grown option but want to start with just one herb, Plants.com has you covered. Its inventory of mid-sized basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, and rosemary plants arrive at your front door in pretty wire mesh planters with burlap inlays. Organic soil helps the herbs thrive, but if you need a little more assistance, Plants.com employees answer questions and give advice as needed. You can also order this mini garden trio with mint, oregano, and rosemary if you’d rather start small. And don’t forget that Apartment Therapy (our sister site) readers get 15 percent off sitewide with code APARTMENTPLANTS15!

Buy: Mini Herb Garden Trio, $34.99 $29.74 from Plants.com

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2. Bloomscape Edible Garden Herbs

Bloomscape doesn’t just ship sturdy snake plants and big-leafed Monsteras directly from its greenhouse to your door. It also ships a variety of fully grown herbs that are ready to be added to all your culinary creations. Choose from three edible garden collectionsspicy (cilantro, chives, oregano), aromatic (rosemary, sage, thyme), or savory (basil, parsley, oregano). All come pre-potted in small terracotta planters. You’ll have to join the waitlist, but if you want herbs ASAP Bloomscape also sells a large rosemary bush for $150.

Buy: Aromatic Herbs Collection, $65 from Bloomscape

3. Culinary Herb Seed Starter Kit

For DIY gardeners who want something easy and straightforward, True Leaf Market has a great culinary herb seed starter kit. Choose between a basic and deluxe option (the deluxe includes double what the basic offers), and you’ll get seed trays, humidity dome, and a minimum of 6 seed varieties. And if you prefer to DIY your garden, there are tons of seeds you can buy on their own—you’ll find all your typical herbs like rosemary, basil, and parsley, but you can also dabble in less common ones like lemon balm, stevia, and catnip.

Buy: Culinary Herb Seed Starter Kit, starts at $13.64 from True Leaf Market

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4. Urban Leaf Herb Starter Kit

This affordable herb kit is the perfect herb garden middle ground. You provide the pots (good if you’re looking for a certain aesthetic in your kitchen); Urban Leaf provides the seeds, soil disks, and intel you need to make your herbs grow. The kit comes with eight types of seeds—basil, cilantro, dill, mint, parsley, chives, oregano, and thyme—plus soil disks that expand and break apart once you add water. Labeled bamboo spikes make sure you don’t get your herbs mixed up. 

Buy: Urban Leaf Herb Starter Kit, $17 from Urban Leaf

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5. Planters’ Choice 9-Herb Window Garden

Sometimes you just gotta go big or go home, and this 40-piece kit lets you create the herb garden of your dreams for under $40. It’s got literally everything you need to get a bustling indoor herb garden—pots, soil, nine (nine!) types of seeds for all your cooking needs, including dill, basil, chives, thyme, parsley, oregano, cilantro, sage, and mustard. You’ll also get bamboo markers (you’ll need them with this many herbs!) and a thorough guide to get everything growing. 

Buy: Planters’ Choice 9-Herb Window Garden, $39.99 from Amazon

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6. Click & Grow Smart Garden

You don’t have to have a super green thumb to enjoy homegrown herbs. This automated indoor garden from Click & Grow gives your herbs light, water, and nutrients on a regular schedule, ensuring your plants stay strong and fresh. The compact system uses biodegradable plant pods (like the pods you put in a Keurig) to make the whole thing eco-friendly and easy to use. It’s currently sold out on Click & Grow’s site, but you can still buy it for the same price at West Elm.

Buy: Click & Grow Smart Garden, $99 from West Elm

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7. Windowsill Herb Grow Kit

Made specifically for your windowsill, Terrain’s kit comes with a timber planter box that holds three coco coir pots and fits perfectly on your kitchen window’s ledge. Just add the soil disks, seeds (you get parsley, basil, and cilantro), and water, insert the bamboo spikes, and let the sun shine on your little greens.

Buy: Windowsill Herb Grow Kit, $28 from Terrain

8. Happy Hope Made Indoor Herb Garden Kit

If you’re new to the herb garden game, get everything you need to start a small one with this kit found on Etsy. It comes with a peat pot, soil, and 50 seeds for the herb of your choice (there are 12 to choose from), giving you everything you need to get started. Browse Etsy for even more options—there are tons!

Buy: Happy Hope Made Indoor Herb Garden Kit, $15.95 from Etsy

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9. Modern Sprout Grow Glass Garden Grow Kit

There’s a reason this company’s name is Modern Sprout. These opaque glass pots look sleek on your countertop, but inside, an intricate hydroponic system lets you grow seeds with little effort—and no soil! Just use the included steel net pot, add the organic seeds, plant food, and water, and you’ll have herbs in no time. Choose from basil, mint, chamomile, or lavender for $25 each, or go all in on a set of four.

Buy: Modern Sprout Grow Glass Garden Grow Kit, $25 from Food52

10. AeroGarden Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit

Another soilless growing system, this countertop kit lets you grow anything quickly and easily, no matter your skill level. A three-button control panel turns on grow lights and reminds you to water plants for one-touch growing. The system comes with six pre-seeded pods of Genovese basil, Thai basil, thyme, parsley, mint, and dill to get your indoor garden started, but you can buy more herb varieties as you please! 

Buy: AeroGarden Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, $149.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond

This originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: 10 Indoor Herb Growing Kits to Make the Windowsill Garden of Your Dreams