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How to Grow Spices and Herbs (Mint, Parsley, Oregano, Sage, Basil, and Bay) At Home

Your plants will be planted in pots and probably will not reach the growth that would have resulted if they were planted in the open, but will continue to own all of their good properties. Also, you will find a really great variety of plants that thrive indoors.
All you need is some advice, airy and bright rooms, and a few well-chosen plants of spices.

To ensure the best conditions for the development of plants in this season, we advise you to start with healthy plants from organic farming.

We have prepared detailed advice on how best we can grow spices and herbs at home.

● The soil for the plant must carefully be chosen considering that they prefer the soil poorer in organic matter.
● Ordinary potting can be mixed with sand in a ratio of 3: 1, and even better to get the land for growing cactus that already contains sand.
● Each vessel diameter of at least 15 inches or larger will be used if there is a drain hole on the bottom.
● However, the plant that is being reseeded to more jars will have more room for faster development of roots and you will have a richer harvest.
● Most of these plants tolerate water well, but they need to be watered only when the surface of the soil in the pots dry.
● When temperatures are higher, the plants will look for more water.
● Most herbs love daytime temperatures between 16-21 degrees Celsius, although they may survive a rise in temperature of five degrees.
● It is extremely important that the night temperatures are lower by at least 12 degrees in order to better simulate outdoor conditions.
● During the warm autumn days move them to the outside of the windowsill or balcony, and regularly clean the leaves of dust.
● Too much water or fertilizer and lack of light can have a negative impact on plant growth or lower quality of essential oil, which will result in a weaker flavor and nutritional value.
● Fertilization herbs is not necessary, but can be artificially fed organic liquid fertilizer on the basis of seaweed or compost suitable than once a month.


Mint is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family of the leatherback turtle. Spearmint and peppermint types of mint are good choices. However, keep in mind that Spearmint has a much milder flavor than peppermint and you will need a lot more of it to spice dish to feel its distinctive flavor. Mint spreads like weeds and must have a special jar because they could easily take the place of other plants.

If possible, place it on a windowsill, on a place where it will not be directly exposed to the sun – the window or balcony facing the west or south side in autumn and winter, and during spring and summer on the east side.

Peppermint relieves allergies and asthma, and helps against infection.


Parsley is a biennial plant spice. This plant likes places that are directly exposed to sunlight, but will slowly grow on the window facing east or west. Parsley is a rich source of antioxidants and folic acid, which protects heart health.


Oregano is a perennial plant of the family of the leatherback turtle, wild and very resistant to all conditions. The most prized is wild or Greek oregano.

Put the jar on the windowsill on the south side to the plant so it receives much sunlight. Oregano contains carvachol thanks to which it has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties.


Its evergreen perennial needle-like leaves are resistant to drought. They will thrive if they get the largest possible number of hours of sunshine.

Rosemary increases energy and improves memory, helps with gout and rheumatism.


Sage is a perennial evergreen shrubby form, wild and very resistant to all conditions. It withstands dry air indoors, but likes exceptionally sunny position.

Sage has antibacterial and antifungal activity. Soothes, refreshes and invigorates, helps pain and high fever.


It is a one-year herbaceous plant. Greek and African blue basil are the best kind for growing indoors. African blue basil has similarities with the Asian or the Thai species because there are fewer and narrower leaves streaked with bluish-purple along the leaf veins and stems of the same color.

Place the planted plant to the south side to get as much sun and heat.

Basil is a powerful antioxidant and a natural antibiotic. It strengthens the immune system and protects the heart and blood vessels.


This is a perennial evergreen shrub that thrives in the year indoors.

Place it on a window or balcony on the east or west side and make sure the jar has enough space between individual plants, because the bay needs good air circulation.