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Selection of potted herbs from a home garden at Olympus at the District in South Jordan, Utah



Spice up your recipes by planting an indoor herb garden. Mint, basil, and cilantro are just a few of the fresh herbs you can grow inside your apartment. The options they give for creating delicious meals are endless! Our apartments for rent in South Jordan, Utah provide the optimal setting for an indoor herb garden. Learn how to grow the following herbs:


This bright, lovely smelling plant is perfect for your indoor herb garden. A word of caution, though: mint grows fast. Keep it contained by starting off with a relatively sizable indoor planter, about 12 to 16 inches in diameter. Remember that mint's ability to thrive in most conditions makes it a good starter plant for inexperienced gardeners. Mint will do well growing in almost all temperatures, but thrives in the 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit range. Plant mint to garnish your mojito, brew your own peppermint tea, or whip up tzatziki dip using fresh mint from the garden.


Basil is simple to grow at home. Purchase seeds, plant them two to three inches apart, and lightly water them. That's it. Once your plant is growing, prune the flowers before they get out of hand. The flowers are edible too! Use the leaves to spice up salads, pizzas, pasta, eggs, or just about anything. For an easy and flavor-rich marinara sauce, try this recipe. Combine crushed tomatoes, oregano, fresh basil, garlic, salt and pepper, and just a touch of olive oil.


Cilantro is the optimal herb to grow indoors. It thrives best in indirect sunlight. Plant seeds in a planter on a windowsill three to four inches apart and select a planter with adequate drainage. Water cilantro until drops seep out of the drainage holes and whenever the soil becomes dry to the touch. Harvest cilantro leaves diligently for the most flavor. Cilantro is a staple in many Mexican dishes, like tacos, enchiladas, and nachos. Add it to rice, chilis, dressings, or sprinkle it on top of a baked potato with sour cream.

Add some pep to your meals with your own personal herb garden. Looking for more indoor activities? Try an online personal development course. Contact us today to see all we have to offer.