24 Things You’ll Probably Want If You Wish You Could Grow Herbs At Home

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It’s about ~thyme~ you got these goodies for your garden.

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1.

A starter pack of five seeds because you can’t have an herb garden without ’em. You’ll get over 2,000 basil, chives, cilantro, oregano, and parsley seeds so you can fresh herbs for basically the rest of the year.


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Promising review: «These seeds are great! This is only one week since planting so far. I’m excited to have a nice kitchen herb garden.» —K. Loftin

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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A bag of potting mix that’s designed to be less prone to gnats so your herbs don’t fall victim to pesky buggers.


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Promising review: «Got this to start herbs and veggies on the windowsill before planting in the garden outside. So far everything I’ve planted has sprouted. What more can you ask?» —Frank

Get 12 quarts from Amazon for $12.99.

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And speaking of bugs, a pack of disgustingly effective sticky traps that’ll help you snag those pesky gnats that are terrorizing your herbs.


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Promising review: «I just received these yesterday and put them up. Overnight they are already collecting the fungus gnats that have been driving us crazy! If this keeps up we should be rid of these little ‘nose pests’ soon! I was careful while putting them on the sticks but still managed to get some of the sticky residue on my fingers. All I did was wash it off with Dawn and it came right off. With having pets in the house, I’m glad to know these are a safe product.» —Lois L. Meyer

Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $4.98.

4.

A water-soluble plant food you mix with water to keep your herbs happy and fed.


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Promising review: «My father-in-law gave us some seedlings at the beginning of spring. We used Miracle-Gro when we transplanted the plants into our herb garden. About two months later, Dad glanced over to the herb garden and come near of dropping his beer. His mouth flew open and said, ‘Is that the seedlings I gave you?’ I replied, ‘Yeap, sho nuf!’ He could not believe how much the plants had grown. He begged me for my secret. I gave him one of the boxes of Miracle-Gro that I bought from Amazon (best price BTW). Since then, the herb garden had to be trimmed at least once a week and has quadruple in size after the first trim..» —WVL

Get it from Amazon for $4.59+ (available in six sizes).

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Or a pack of food spikes for forgetful gardeners who love fresh herbs but hate when they die because you forgot to water them. Good thing these lil’ guys will feed your plants for up to two months continuously.


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Promising review: «I swear by these plant food spikes!!! The package says they are for indoor plants, but I actually use them for all of my outdoor plants, especially my herbs. I first tried these after planting some basil and other herbs that seemed to be taking an eternity to grow. I figured I’d give them a try since they were so inexpensive and wow!!!!! Within just a few days, my plants had grown more than double what they had grown in the previous several weeks!! One of my friends (who also enjoys gardening) came over to my house and was in awe of how big and healthy all of my herbs were. When I told her about these spikes, she went straight from my house to purchase some and had the exact same growth results.» —GatorDO17

Get a pack of 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.99.

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A five-tier stackable herb planter if you want to grow herbs but you’re short on space. Each planter is 10 inches wide and has four pockets for plants so you have lots of space to grow.


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Promising review: «Love it! I bought this out of curiosity to see how well my backyard does with the amount of sun exposure it gets, and it is doing great! I planted some peppers, beans, herbs, and many more. Each section is flourishing. It is easy to put together; they each stack. I didn’t have a PVC pipe, so I had a broom I wasn’t using and cut it to size. I also put the stacker on a wood board with wheels so it can rotate. I just bought the larger one. Definitely recommend.» —Catherine

Get it from Amazon for $36.95 (available in three colors).

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Or a set of 3.5-inch planters because they’re the perfect size for arranging on the windowsill.


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Promising review: «I added labels to these. Great for my indoor herb garden, especially since they are small enough to fit on the windowsill!» —Janet

Get a set of four from Amazon for $15.59.

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And if that’s not your ideal setup, a pack of window box planters so you can condense the number of pots on your counter of windowsill and just grow all your herbs in one trough.


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Promising review: «Very nice and a good size for two to three herbs. I use it indoors in my kitchen.» —Liron Yedidsion

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $32.99 (also available in terracotta).

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A four-pot kit that’ll save you the hassle of buying all the supplies separately. This 18-piece set comes with four pots, four soil discs, four bamboo markers, and four different herbs: basil, chives, cilantro, and parsley.


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Promising review: «I have always been intimidated by growing anything because I seem to kill anything that I am gifted. I thought it might be better to start small and at the beginning (a very good place to start!) in order overcome my ‘black thumb.’ I saw this kit online, and the reviews were great so I took a chance. The instructions are super clear, and all of the items came packaged as described. I followed everything closely and after a couple weeks, all of my seeds had germinated! The water meter is particularly helpful, and I am excited to see Huey, Dewey, Louie and Herb grow to their full potential. Great starter kit and very fun to do; highly recommend!» —Taun Taun

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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Or a more advanced window garden set to keep master gardeners busy with nine different seeds: basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mustard, oregano, parsley, sage, and thyme. It also comes with pots, soil, and bamboo markers.


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Promising review: «This is great for starters or an expert grower. It was fun to put together and I wish I could do it all over again. If you have kids you want to get into gardening, get this because it makes it super fun, plus you get herbs in the end.» —Chaleste Bennion

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

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A customizable herb-growing kit for anyone who wants to choose exactly which seeds they receive. Basil, chives, cilantro, dill, fennel, garlic chives, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme are all available and you get to choose your favorite three.


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You also get three biodegradable pots, three biodegradable water trays, three bamboo plant markers, two bags of organic potting soil, one glass mister bottle, instructions, recipes, a fun fact sheet, and more.

Promising review: «My friend loved the gardening kit! It came beautifully organized and wrapped, and included recipes. It was very easy to communicate with Victoria. Thank you!» —Mónica Miranda

Get it from HortikiPlants on Etsy for $45.99.

12.

A soil-free AeroGarden Harvest if you want to give your herb garden a sophisticated feel. It comes with six herb seed pods and will remind you when it’s time to water and feed your plants.


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Check out my colleague’s AeroGarden review for more deets!

Promising review: «Got this a couple of weeks ago. I’ve wanted one FOREVER and was so happy, but didn’t let my hopes get the best of me — I can’t keep plants alive. At all. Ever. Easy set up with easy instructions and it was done and working its magic in 10 minutes. So imagine my excitement when just a few days later I had a sprout! Then another. Then another! While I thoroughly believe my morning affirmations to the little sprouts work, it’s probably the awesome design and ease of use. It tells you when it needs water or nutrients (liquid, in a bottle). It’s silent, except for a barely audible trickle sound every hour. You will not regret this purchase!» —Amy V

Get it from AeroGarden for $119.96 (originally $149.95; also available in white).

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A hydroponic herb-growing kit because it’ll remove the mess and stress of soil.


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What you get: A stainless-steel net pot, seeds (basil, chamomile, lavender, mint, or all four), the soilless growing medium, plant food, and instructions.

Get it from Food52 for $25+ (available in four styles or as a multipack).

14.

A kid-friendly garden kit so the whole family can enjoy the fruits (and veggies, and flowers, and herbs) of their labor.


Williams Sonoma

It comes with a grow tray with 36 slots, seed-growing pellets, three packs of seeds, reusable tea bags, and instructions.

Get it from Williams Sonoma for $29.95.

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A water garden with a fish tank underneath that’ll help you show off your herbs…and Herb the fish.


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It comes with the planter, seeds, D-Klor and Zym-Bac for the fish tank, grow stones, fish food, and a Petco coupon for $3 off a betta fish.

Promising review: «I just love my water garden!! I’ve had it for over a year now and enjoy planting new herbs and watching them grow. I’ve been giving these to friends and family and they always seem pretty excited to receive it. I can’t wait to buy some more for Christmas presents…such a hit!!» —Ally

Get it from The Home Depot or Back To The Roots for $99.99.

16.

A chic countertop microgreen grower to add a pop of color, a delicious crunch, and a dose of vitamins and nutrients to your meals.


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Get it from Food52 for $26 or Wayfair for $31.99.

17.

A window plant pod for ensuring your plants always get enough sunlight. It can hold up to 15 pounds and is one less thing that’ll clutter your counters.


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Promising review: «The plant pod is well-made and sturdy. Being able to attach it right to the window maximizes available sunlight. What a great idea. I love the packaging as well. As a gift pop a bow on and you are good to go!» —Kirby

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

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A hydroponic mason jar garden if you want to add some charm to your windowsills. The hardest part is choosing between the Geneovese basil, cilantro, mint, Greek oregano, parsley, and sage. Guess we’ll have to get all of them!


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Promising review: «I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to grow my own herbs. Finally, a product that is both functional and even looks super cool in my window.» —Cactus

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20 (available in six styles).

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An egg carton kit because it comes with a variety of herbs that may help calm your mind. Each set comes with an upcycled egg carton and chamomile, holy basil, lavender, peppermint, sage, and wild bergamot seeds.


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Promising review: «This set comes with everything you need to grow your own tranquility garden. Fun for kids and adults. Amazing to grow your own plants.» —EBD

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $12.

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A bottle stopper growing kit so you can put all your empty wine bottles to good use! Once you empty the bottle, fill it with water and insert one of the included hydroponic capsules. Drop in a seed and then wait!


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It comes with three seed varieties (sweet basil, dill, and lemon basil OR cosmos, marigolds, and zinnias), three biodegradable cornstarch inserts that’ll fit most glass bottles, three germination domes, three sticker labels, and instructions.

Promising review: «I have had this product for over six months and it is has been my most successful set of herbs! I just wish I could order individual hydroponic stoppers or that there were more herb option groups. These look absolutely amazing in my window sill, and I would love to fill it up with more varieties!» —Kait

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $22 (available in two styles).

21.

An herb subscription box that’ll arrive on your doorstep each month filled with three seasonal herb or veggie seeds so your garden never gets stale.


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Promising review: «I love Easy Come Easy Grow! It is so exciting to have surprise seasonal herbs and vegetable seeds arrive at your doorstep every month! Everything about it is great from their lovely packaging to their info cards and their awesome online support network! They answer all your gardening questions big or small! Great work Easy Come Easy Grow!» —Niki W.

Get it from Cratejoy for $5.50/month ($8.33 AUD).

22.

An LED grow lamp with a built-in timer to solve the problem of your plants not getting enough light. Each one has three different lamp heads so you can customize how much light and what color light your plants receive.


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Promising review: «Bought for indoor herb growing and love it. Plants grow big and healthy. With the price of the light, I’d say the value is more than worth it. I do recommend using the timer if you’re forgetful because I know I’ve forgotten to turn the light back on a few times. Nonetheless, the plants are still growing and are doing well! For any reference, I’m growing cilantro, parsley, basil and a little succulent.» —Flavio

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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A gardening journal for gardeners to jot down notes about their herb garden so they can store this ~sage~ knowledge for next year.


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Promising review: «This journal is a must have for gardeners who want to track what’s going on in their gardens so they can make better plans for the following year. I love how it’s laid out and it’s super easy to use. I’m so glad I got this!» —Christina Kamp

Get it from Amazon for $8.59.

24.

A book about herbs if all else fails. It includes step-by-step instructions for growing, nurturing, harvesting, storing, and cooking the herbs you grow.


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Promising review: «Perhaps the most definitive, comprehensive little herb garden book on earth. From seeds to growing to care/pruning to using in recipes. WE LOVE, LOVE THIS diminutive book. It has probably been overlooked but it is worthy of Julia Childs or an Iron Chef. Indispensable. So intelligent in layout, structure, content and intuition of what a gardener/cook will need to know. If it is available….I recommend it highly!! Fabulous find, a jewel.» —KRBM

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

You after your first harvest:


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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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