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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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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