9 Easy Herbs to Grow Indoors for the Winter

by Sonu Verma


Basil is a common herb used in salads, pasta dishes, pizzas, and pesto. It has a sweet, somewhat spicy flavour.


Thyme is a bushy, fragrant plant with small, delicate leaves and a rich, earthy flavour. Thyme works nicely as a spice for meats and soups.


This grass-like herb has a slight onion flavour. Chives are widely used as a garnish on soups, salads, and baked potatoes.


Rosemary is highly aromatic and has needle-like leaves with a savoury flavour. Many recipes call for rosemary, particularly in roasted meats, potatoes, and vegetables.


Parsley is perhaps the most frequent herb garnish, with a moderate but vibrant flavour. You can use parsley to flavour salads, soups, and roasted vegetables.


Mint is an excellent herb to keep on hand in the kitchen. It has a cold and pleasant menthol flavour. Mint leaves also make an excellent tea.


Oregano is a spicy, fragrant herb with a strong, slightly bitter taste. Most herbs lose their effectiveness when dried, but oregano is an exception.