Where Does My Garden Go?Any window that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight can be a location for growing herbs. South-facing windows will get more sun than that, and other windows may get enough too. Look around your apartment. There are probably more spots than you realized.
What Can I Grow?
Basil, mint, oregano, chives, rosemary, and thyme are the easiest plants to grow. Rosemary, basil, and thyme need sun and south-facing windows or balconies. Mint, oregano, and chives will do fine with 6 hours of sun a day. Those are for the east and west-facing windows or any that are shaded by outdoor trees or buildings.
Basil is an annual, meaning the plants won't last forever. Plant new seeds every month to have a continuous supply of fresh leaves.
Oregano and mint need to be given their own containers since they are hardy perennials that will grow rampant given a chance. They will readily grow year-round in warm climates.
Rosemary and thyme will grow as big as the container allows, spreading out as they age. They are perennials that like lots of light.
Chives are a perennial that grows well in full sun but can also grow in partial sun. Cut the leaves off, leaving two inches at the base, and they will re-sprout continuously.
An indoor herb garden will provide color and life to your apartment. They may even make you forget for a moment that you are in the city!