Mint is a very durable common perennial herb that thrives indoors. Mints will grow in the sun, too but thrive in low light and shade.
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A hard-to-find store herb that produces some tremendous mild anise-like flavor is Chervil. It does not dry well, so it is best-used fresh-picked for the most excellent taste. It grows great in low light, light shade conditions.
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Cilantro likes bright light but not direct sunlight beating on it. This makes it an ideal herb to grow in low light. It does well in east windows that get morning sunlight but stay indirect the rest of the day.
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This one may cause an argument as I have seen many people swear that parsley needs a lot of suns. I will tell you in my 20 years of experience growing parsley; it has no issues growing in low light.
Thyme does great with indirect light in a bright room or an east window. You are freeing up more space in your sunny southern windows for sun-loving plants. Light does not need to shine on this plant directly but is near for thyme to thrive.
Shiso, or otherwise referred to as perilla, is a beautiful, unique herb. It adds an Oriental flavor to your dishes with its Asian roots.
Not everyone considers this to be a shade-loving herb. Yet, the hardiness of chives tolerates low light and shade conditions with style. The blades maybe a little more delicate when grown in lower lights, but the taste is not sacrificed.
⇒Garlic chives can be an excellent flavor treat in your dishes; if you have never tried this variety, give it a chance. You will be surprised.
This is a variety of oregano that likes the shade, unlike the rest of the Oregano and marjoram family. Its delicate pale green to yellow leaves thrive in the shade and burn up in high amounts of sun.
Turmeric appreciates indirect light for the best growth for your plant. This beautiful plant grown for its roots, rhizomes, is a very versatile home dweller.
Much like the previous herb mentioned, ginger is also grown for and from its rhizomes(roots). It is a hardy shade grower almost anywhere in your home with a minor indirect light source.
Into the Light
Having indoor herbs that can tolerate lower light will help you space your indoor garden—bringing you more growth opportunities. It will be essential to watch your plants for problems with light deficiency.
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Did I miss an herb that you have had success growing in lower light conditions and shade indoors? I would love to hear about what you are growing and how it is working for you. Leave a comment below!