Getting started with an indoor herb garden can be overwhelming. With so choices, it’s hard to know which is the best indoor herb growing kit.

We’ve narrowed it down to the 5 best indoor herb garden kits to get you started.

When I first started my herb garden, I spent days (okay, maybe weeks, LOL) researching which indoor herb garden to buy.

So here is what I found, I hope it helps you quickly make the right choice with your new indoor herb garden.

The Top 5 Indoor Herb Gardens

Our Top PickThe Best indoor herb garden

Herb Garden Starter Kit by Spade to Fork

This herb kit is the one I chose to start with for my indoor herb garden. It is the best indoor herb garden I found and have had great success with it.

Pros:

  • Priced low, making it budget-friendly
  • Certified USDA Organic Non-GMO
  • Five herb seeds: basil, cilantro, parsley, sage, thyme
  • The company is family-owned and operated in Oregon
  • Backed by their 100% Grow Guarantee 

Cons:

  • Pots are only peat pots and will need to be transplanted into nice ceramic posts soon once plants are established.
  • No tray included to place the pots in to catch water
  • Some users report mold, but this is usually due to overwatering

Culinary Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit

This herb growing kit is easy to use, and most users see sprouts within days of planting! With 74% of purchasers giving this a 4- or 5-star review, I believe this is an excellent choice. It has a great variety of seeds and gives you everything you need to get started, plus it’s budget-friendly.

Pros:

  • Priced low, making it budget-friendly
  • Includes everything you need to get started
  • 18 Premium Non-GMO Seeds: Basil, Dill, Oregano, Parsley, Chives, Mustard, Cilantro, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic Chives, Arugula, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Summer Savory, Lemon Basil, Thai Basil

Cons: 

  • Some people have reported that the seeds do not grow. Although I usually take the majority over the minority.

9 Herb Window Garden – Indoor Herb Growing Kit

Kitchen Windowsill Starter Kit – Easily Grow 9 Herbs Plants from Seeds with Comprehensive Guide – Unique Gardening Gifts for Women & Men

Pros:  

  • Priced low, making it budget-friendly
  • Includes everything you need to get started
  •  Nine herb premium seed packets: dill, basil, chives, thyme, parsley, oregano, cilantro, sage, and mustard
  • Includes a comprehensive guide to help you get started and succeed
  • 100% refund offer, no questions asked

Cons:

  • Pots are flimsy, so you will likely want to transplant them to nicer pots once they get growing
  • Some users report mold, but this is usually due to overwatering

Urban Leaf Store Herb Garden Starter Kit

Pros:

  • Includes everything to get started
  • Seeds: basil, cilantro, parsley
  • Nice decorative timber planter box

Cons:

  • Pots are small and may require transplanting once full grown
  • Includes only three pots and seed packets
  • Some users report mold, but this is usually due to overwatering

AeroGarden Bounty Indoor Hydroponic Herb Garden

The AeroGarden is the top brand for hydroponic herb gardens. While they are expensive, if you have the budget, I highly recommend getting one. These are the high-tech version of the indoor herb garden.

Pros:

  • Includes everything you need to get started
  • Seeds: Genovese Basil, Thai Basil, Curly Parsley, Italian Parsley, Thyme, Chives, Dill, Mint
  • No soil needed. This is a Hydroponics system, which means your herbs will be growing in water only
  • LED grow lamp with a timer is part of the growing system
  • Reminds you when to add water and liquid plant food.

Cons:

  •  It is expensive!
  • Customer service seems to be lacking
  • Anything electronic is bound to have issues. While most users are very happy, there is a handful that have had problems with the tech.

best indoor herb garden in colorful pots

The different types of indoor herb gardens

The main categories for indoor herb gardens are your classic soil-based growing system. Or the hydroponic system, which grows your herbs in water.

Hydroponic systems are always going to be more expensive, as you are paying for the technology. 

The classic method of planting seeds in soil is my preferred method, but then I am all about the basics.

Benefits of growing an indoor herb garden

Growing herbs inside in your kitchen have so many benefits including:

  • Fresh herbs at your fingertips every day
  • Knowing your herbs are free of chemicals
  • Cooking with fresh herbs add flavor and taste better
  • Fresh herbs are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Save money

Things to look for in a good indoor herb garden

The type of herbs included in the herb garden kit

It’s important to decide on what herbs you want to grow in your herb garden. Choosing a kit that includes the herbs you will use in your daily cooking or tea.

The most common indoor herbs are Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Chives, Cilantro, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.

Style of the indoor herb garden kit

Do you want to stick with the classic indoor herb garden with pots, soil, and seeds? Or do you want to go high-tech and go with a Hydroponic system like the AeroGarden?

How much space does it require? Do you need an outlet nearby?

The type of pots included in the kit could make or break your decision to buy. I like the kits with the peat pots because I can use my own pots, choosing the color and size that best fits my home.

Features of each indoor herb garden kit

Does the kit include anything extra, such as fancy pots, name markers, a drip tray, a how-to manual?

And if you do decide on a hydroponic indoor herb garden, look at all the tech choices. Does it have a timer, auto-feeder, connect to wi-fi?  

Conclusion

There is no doubt there are so many benefits of having an indoor herb garden at your fingertips. Not only is it satisfying to watch it grow, but to be able to cook and eat with what you’ve worked so hard at is priceless.

I recommend researching each of the top 5 of these indoor herb gardens. Decide what your budget is and what type of herbs you want to grow. Then get started today. The best way to get started is to try it and learn as you go.

About the author 

debi@easyherbgarden

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