Here's How to Grow Cilantro, Basil, and Lavender Plants in Your Home

Kelly Allen
·1 min read
Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Growing your own herbs can not only save you money, but it can also take your culinary skills up a notch. While herbs do require continuous attention, the necessary effort is fairly minimal. Whether you want fresh basil for your homemade pizzas or lavender for a flavored latte, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started growing your own herbs at home.



  • Find a spot to grow your herbs. Pick a location that’s as close to the kitchen as possible, so you can easily access them for cooking. Near a window with some direct sunlight is best.

  • Decide what herbs you want to grow, and buy the seeds.

  • Based on your herb selection, pick the right pot, planter, or raised bed. Choose vessels with good drainage.

  • Use a potting mix that’s designed for container growing. Miracle-Gro’s Indoor Potting Soil Mix is a great choice.

  • Add some of the mix to each pot, leaving a half-inch between the top of the pot and potting mix.

  • Put your seeds in the soil mix, and water them thoroughly.

  • Make sure to water your herbs when the soil gets dry.

  • Turn the pots often, so all sides of the plant can get some indirect sunlight and grow evenly.

  • Remember to snip or prune them often, and enjoy!

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