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Friday Favorite: Indoor Herbs

October 13th, 2017

I love growing herbs indoors over the winter. Since I love to cook, herbs are used daily and they can be very spendy at the grocery store. Thyme and parsley are easy to grow indoors since they are perennials. Ciliantro is also fairly easy to grow in quantity, but basil is one I always forget to grow for some reason, which is a shame because we love it so much.

This year however, I remembered to start a basil plant a month ago. Now that it’s mature, it should do better indoors during the winter. The nights are getting cool enough that it’s time to bring it inside. At the moment it’s spending the chilly nights on our front porch and spending our sunny days outside. When it comes it for good, I think I’ll keep it upstairs under a grow light. It’s nice and warm so it should do quite well. Most likely it won’t grow tons over the winter, but I’m hoping we will have enough to be able to use it once or twice a week. I’ll keep you posted.

What herbs do you grow over the winter?

3 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Indoor Herbs”
  1. Theresa A on October 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I love to grow rosemary indoors. I seem to kill indoor basil, but I can also do parsley.

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  2. Joan on October 14, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Basil (it grows fine, though slowly), rosemary, parsley, sometimes thyme, chives, cilantro (my favorite!), whatever else I think of putting into a pot. This year I dug up a little bit of tarragon and brought it indoors. It’s not looking great yet, but I’m hoping that it will put out a few more sprouts and that it perks up…

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  3. Nebraska Dave on October 17, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Susy, I don’t grow herbs over the Winter but I do grow micro greens to put in salads. It’s gives me a chance to keep my hands in the dirt until February brings seed starting again.

    Have a great herb Wintering day.

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