8 Indoor Herb Growing Kits to Make the Windowsill Garden of Your Dreams

updated Apr 30, 2021
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There’s something about warm weather that makes you want to add alllll the herbs to alllll your food. You could rely on your grocery store’s supply to satisfy your needs, or you could save money and plastic waste (and frequent trips to the store) by starting your own herb garden. Worried you might not be able to do it thanks to your lack of a green thumb? Don’t fret! It’s pretty easy to grow herbs, so long as you’ve got a sunny spot and plenty of water — but if you need some help, we rounded up some great herb kits that’ll get you started, no matter your skill level. The best part: You don’t even have to leave home to get your grow on. Just order the kit that best suits your needs, and start enjoying fresh herbs in no time. Check out eight of our favorite indoor herb growing kits below.

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True Leaf Market

For DIY gardeners who want something easy and straightforward, True Leaf Market has a great culinary herb seed starter kit. Housed in a stylishly rustic barn wood planter, the kit includes a drip tray, compressed soil, instructions, and a selection of four certified organic, non-GMO herb seeds. If you prefer to DIY your garden even more, there are tons of seeds you can buy on their own — you’ll find all your typical herbs like rosemary, basil, and parsley, but you can also dabble in more adventurous ones like lemon balm, stevia, and catnip.

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Urban Leaf
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This affordable herb kit is the perfect middle-ground herb garden. You provide the pots (great if you’re looking for a certain aesthetic in your kitchen); Urban Leaf provides the seeds, soil disks, and intel you need to make your herbs grow. The kit comes with eight types of seeds — basil, cilantro, dill, mint, parsley, chives, oregano, and thyme — plus soil disks that expand and break apart once you add water. Labeled bamboo spikes ensure you don’t get your herbs mixed up. 

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was $39.99

Sometimes you just gotta go big or go home, but this expansive 40-piece kit lets you go big at home with the herb garden of your dreams for under $40. It’s got literally everything you need to get a bustling indoor herb garden going — pots, soil, and nine (nine!) types of seeds for all your cooking needs, including dill, basil, chives, thyme, parsley, oregano, cilantro, sage, and mustard. You’ll also get bamboo markers (you’ll need them with this many herbs!) and a thorough guide to getting everything growing.

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West Elm

You don’t have to have a super green thumb to enjoy homegrown herbs. This automated indoor garden from Click & Grow gives your herbs light, water, and nutrients on a regular schedule, ensuring your plants stay strong and fresh. The compact system uses biodegradable plant pods (kinda like the pods you put in a Keurig) to make the whole thing eco-friendly and easy to use.

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Uncommon Goods

Uber-trendy thanks to its mason jar design, this herb garden kit from Uncommon Goods will have your kitchen looking stylish as you grow. Available in basil, cilantro, mint, parsley, and rosemary varieties, this set uses a passive hydroponic system that brings nutrients up to the plants' roots while regulating moisture, so there's no guesswork over whether the soil has the right amount of water. Simply plant the seeds of your choice, put water in the reservoir, place the jar in a sunny window, and get ready to enjoy fresh, fragrant herbs.

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was $164.95

Another soilless growing system, this countertop kit lets you grow anything quickly and easily, no matter your skill level. A three-button control panel turns on grow lights and reminds you to water plants for one-touch growing. The system comes with six pre-seeded pods of Genovese basil, Thai basil, thyme, parsley, mint, and dill to get your indoor garden started, but you can buy more herb varieties as you please, of course.

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There’s a reason this company’s name is Modern Sprout. These opaque glass pots look sleek on your countertop, but inside, an intricate hydroponic system lets you grow seeds with little effort — and no soil. Just use the included steel net pot, add the organic seeds, plant food, and water, and you’ll have herbs before you know it. Choose from basil, mint, chamomile, or lavender for $25 each, or go all-in on a set of four.

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If you’re new to the herb garden game, get everything you need to start a small one with this kit from Etsy. It comes with a peat pot, soil, and 50 seeds of the herb of your choice (there are 12 to choose from). Browse Etsy for even more options — there are tons.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.