Indoor Herb Garden: 10 Herbs You Can Grow in Water
Growing herbs in water is a convenient and space-saving way to have fresh herbs readily available for culinary use. Here are 10 herbs that can thrive in water:
Basil: One of the most popular herbs, basil grows well in water. Snip off the top 4-6 inches of a basil stem and place it in a container with water. Change the water every few days to prevent mold and encourage root growth.
Mint: Mint is a hardy herb that grows rapidly in water. Take a cutting with a few inches of stem, remove the lower leaves, and place it in a water-filled container.
Oregano: Oregano can be easily propagated in water. Cut a healthy stem and submerge it in water, ensuring that no leaves are submerged.
Sage: Sage can be propagated through water cuttings. Take a 4-6 inch cutting and remove the lower leaves. Place the cutting in a container with water and wait for roots to develop.
Thyme: Thyme is another herb that roots well in water. Cut a stem and remove the lower leaves, then place it in a water-filled container.
Rosemary: While it might take a little longer to root, rosemary can be propagated in water. Take a cutting from a healthy plant and place it in water.
Stevia: Stevia, a natural sweetener, can be grown in water. Take a cutting and let it root in a container filled with water.
Lemon Balm: Lemon balm is a fragrant herb that grows well in water. Take a cutting with several nodes and place it in water.
Spearmint: Similar to other mints, spearmint can be grown in water. Take a cutting and place it in a container with water.
Chives: Chives can be propagated in water, too. Take a cutting from a mature chive plant and place it in water until roots develop.
To grow these herbs successfully, make sure to change the water regularly to prevent stagnation and the growth of mold. Keep the container in a well-lit area, but avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as it can cause algae growth and harm the roots. Once the roots are well-established, you can transplant the herbs into soil if desired or continue to grow them in water. Enjoy fresh and flavorful herbs right from your indoor garden!