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12/11/12 1:30 A

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In my experience, most herbs (basil and chives in particular) don't get enough sunlight in the winter where I live to grow well on a windowsill. I did successfully overwinter a couple of rosemary plants in my sunroom last year, so I'm hoping they will survive this year again... If you seriously want to grow herbs indoors I would suggest growing under fluorescent lights, on for around 16 hours/day.

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11/11/11 9:38 P

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I'm making sure my next apt has large, south-facing windows . . .

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11/7/11 12:17 P

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I plan to try growing herbs indoors again. I didn't have luck with basil in the past because there wasn't enough sun coming in from the window for the leaves to grow large enough. I bought one of those indoor garden kits with the light, so when I get time to set that up I'll try it.

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11/4/11 12:58 P

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I'm contemplating doing this but with a grow light.

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3/31/11 1:18 A

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My window sills do not get enough sun to do much. I have to plant outside. I wish I could put some in my kitchen window...it would be so cheerful. Good luck with yours.

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3/30/11 11:36 P

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Are either one of you doing an indoor windowsill herb planting?

I have to get some mint, other than that I have all my seeds.

I'm reading about seed starting (germinating seeds in paper towels). I'm going to do that next time.

I have never done any of this before . . .

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3/30/11 12:59 P

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Have some of my packets and doing a lot of planting next week. I'm trying to be optomistic. In the past I've bought seedlings, but this is my first with some seeds.


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3/23/11 1:27 P

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Thanks for the ideas - I already planted mine!

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3/23/11 3:46 A

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I planted seeds on St. Patrick's Day, because it coincides with 8 weeks before last frost in my growing zone.

Anyone else planting seeds?

Tips for Growing a Kitchen Herb Garden: Growing and Using Culinary Herbs
gardening.about.com/od/herbsspecific
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ants1/a/Kitchen_Herbs.htm

read also the linked articles

How To Grow Herbs on your Windowsill (this is what I'm doing)
gardening.about.com/od/vegetablepatc
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read also the linked articles

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