10 Herbs You Can Grow in Water all Year Long


Growing indoor plants is a healthy and beneficial trend these days. We have a variety of cactus, succulents, and tropical plants that quench our thirst for having our own garden. 

But, have you ever thought of growing herbs? Just consider all the plus points you’ll get by simply planting herbs in your home. You will always have access to fresh home-made condiments made up of herbs, a flavoring agent for your everyday food, and unfathomable health benefits. 

If you reach out to the supermarket to buy some herbs for even garnishment, it might remotely cost you more than the meal itself. So it’s the time to get those hand-picked herbs handy around you. There are some herbs that flourish all year long in water and they’ll be the best fit for your indoor garden. 

Water herbs are usually less prone to bugs and disease than the ones we grow in soil. Plus, they’re easy to grow and take care of. 

10 Herbs You Can Grow in Water All Year Long

1. Basil

You probably are familiar with this herb, it’s widely used as a flavoring agent in a variety of savory dishes. Also, the herb is quite good for digestion and helps in the detoxification of our bodies. 

In some communities, people are believed to eat the raw basil leaves as well. The herb likes sunlight a lot and needs at least six hours of sunlight every day.

2. Peppermint

Known for its refreshing fragrances, a peppermint herb is famous for its contribution to producing mouth fresheners. Peppermint is squeezed into making essential oils that are used to cure several health-related problems. 

Grow this herb in a moist and sunlit area to witness its best growth with minimal efforts. 

3. Cilantro

Unlike other herbs, cilantro isn’t fond of sunlight much. Just show it indirect, partial sunlight and store the detached stems in a cooler place as they love low temperatures. 

Every part of the cilantro herb is edible and is basically used in Mexican food in large amounts. Foods like salsa, pesto, sauces, dips are incomplete without a dash of cilantro. 

4. Chives

Chive is a flavorful herb that is a potential kingpin of any savory dish. If you grow them in water it won’t require much care, just show them at least six hours of sunlight indoors.

It has a mild onion taste and will naturally enhance the flavor of your favorite dishes. The herb grows pretty long and thus you have to have ample space allowing it to spread. 

5. Thyme

Thyme is used as a food improviser as it reduces the odds of food poisoning. The herb is also helpful during menstrual cramps, insect bites, and some fungal infections. To maximize the growth, show them full sunlight for at least six hours a day. 

6. Rosemary

Rosemary is a rich source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6. Direct consumption of this herb can be toxic to your health. Nonetheless if you use it while cooking meat and fishes, you’ll have the best of it. The herb stays happy in full sunlight and you can use a water-soluble dilute fertilizer as well.

7. Lavender

Who wouldn’t like a gorgeous herb around their homes all year long? Provide this herb with an excessive amount of humidity as the air inside our homes is generally dry as compared to the requirement. Lavender is also used in certain culinary dishes. Plus, the herb is believed to cure anxiety, insomnia, depression, etc. 

8. Sage

Sage as the name suggests is said to be used as a healing plant for disturbed places and people among native Americans. You can consume it if you perspire too much or your mouth produces excessive amounts of saliva. Plant the herb near a sunny window in order to ensure medium to full sunlight.

9. Marjoram

Also known as Origanum Majorana, Marjoram is well suited for the places with an uninterrupted supply of sunlight. They’re container friendly so you can easily plant them in any mason jar or similar container. Marjoram has a floral and woodsy smell that is used to add flavor to culinary items.

10. Stevia 

Stevia herb has a sweet taste and can be used in your flavored beverages and food items. It is supposed to be the healthiest alternative for artificial sugar. Grow it in a sunny place ensuring at least eight hours of sunlight with a little bit of afternoon shade. Provide the herb with ample space to grow as it can grow up to 3 feet tall. 

Growing and maintaining herbs in the water is an easy peasy task. It also produces the same results had it been in the soil. So why dirty your hands when you can just wet them and rest.