How to Grow an Herb Garden Indoors

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from carlo_scialla and more videos in the Herb Gardening category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at There’s nothing nicer than being able to pluck fresh herbs from your own little garden — especially when that garden is right in your home! To complete this How-To you will need: Containers Pottery shards or gravel Planter soil or potting soil and perlite Saucers Seeds, starter plants, or cuttings A sunny spot Fluorescent lighting Plastic wrap Step 1: Choose your herbs Decide which herbs you’d like to plant. Basil, cilantro, chives, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme all grow well indoors. Step 2: Get containers For each herb, get a container that measures, from end to end, one-third to one-half the expected height of the grown plant. Buy ones especially made for herbs from a gardening center, or use a clean milk carton or yogurt cup; just make sure you punch a hole in the bottom for drainage. Tip: Basil needs a large pot because of its extensive roots. Step 3: Cover the bottom and add soil Place pottery shards or gravel in the bottom of each container for drainage, and then put each container on a saucer. Fill the containers with planter soil, or use potting soil mixed with perlite. Step 4: Plant

25 Responses to “How to Grow an Herb Garden Indoors”

  1. piketyl000 says:

    she forgot hemp. hemp grows great indoors

  2. Shlepful says:

    You know You can Just put a Mint stem in the soil and just let it grow. Instead of buying mint seeds and waiting for so long. 😛 At my house we do this all the time. 😀

  3. theamazingplant2 says:

    @devingoetsch are you a grower? just wondering. i use a setup sorta like this to grow.

  4. michellerobin1979 says:

    LOL, I love at about 1 min and 27 sec’s into this the lady looks around like “hum, where should I put this plant?” Then she looks at her other plants and is like “oh, here is a good spot” DUH!!! Too funny!

  5. chrisdietlmeier says:

    Du u NEEEEED potting soil? or can i use normal earth?

  6. shredyourhead says:

    PROPS to all these videos having beautiful ladies in them

  7. PacoBell says:

    Yes, “an” herb garden is correct grammar because the ‘h’ is silent and, therefore, only the vowel is pronounced.

  8. zanjin8712 says:

    Nice now when the 5o comes well say were growing “herbs” heh heh heh

  9. devingoetsch says:

    oooh yes, Marijuana haha.

  10. majikman1234 says:


  11. Charmed50 says:

    This looks like a fun thing to do.

  12. Saranghae1st says:

    lmao ya man weed xD

  13. SomeOne1199 says:

    because we are educated 😀

  14. dafranx says:

    Yeah, Weed! 😀

  15. Pheorach says:

    I know that, but it doesn’t matter if its pronounced that way in HIS country. If I was in his country, I would still say it my way, because that’s the way we’re taught. We don’t spell “color” – “colour” (Firefox is correcting my spelling there) Just because they do it in the UK.

    So its not a matter of whether or not its said differently in HIS country. This is an American video, so we’re going to say it the way Americans say it. THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO IT, GOD.

  16. hansmartin94 says:

    My mistake.. : D

  17. olx222 says:

    I did this in kindergarten 😀

  18. underoath3silver says:

    i know.. i was just saying it because everyone else is saying it’s incorrect -.-

  19. certifiedjagga says:

    that’s great but how do I grow that weed thing?

  20. threelegdog1 says:


  21. hansmartin94 says:

    Herb, pronounced “Erb”, as “Hour”, is pronounced like “Our”, if you get what I mean…

    The “A” and “AN” isn’t set by how the word is written. The “A” or “AN is set by how the word is pronounced.

  22. hansmartin94 says:

    I am Asian, and I do absolutely not call “Z” “zed”. : P

    Might be common for other Asians though.

  23. underoath3silver says:

    i think we should make a howcast on the difference of AN and A

  24. WeatherManToBe says:

    Why are you guys going crazy about “AN”

    It is correct…. the use of ‘a’ over ‘an’ is based on phonetics

    “an hour” not “a hour”

  25. FoopDogg says:


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