Question by littlestsue: How do I care for a small indoor herb garden? How much sun, water, etc? Never done it before, but I want to!
Answer by exbuilder
It is easy to grow an indoor herb garden. I grow them in pots, moving them outdoors in the summer and bringing them back inside in the winter. My favorite is chives. It seems like I use them several times a week in cooking. I also grow rosemary and italian parsley. I am not a big fan of basil, or I would grow that too.
These plants tend to grow slower in the winter than they do outdoors in the summer. It helps to keep them pinched back so they do not get too leggy. It also encourages new growth. Keep the soil damp, but do not waterlog any of the plants. Since they are in pots, you can move them about until you find the sun that they seem to like the best.
There is a lot of information for growing indoor herbs on the internet. A Yahoo! search for “indoor herb gardens” or “growing herbs indoors” (include the quotation marks in the search box) will yield lots of useful information.
The good thing is that you can get started for very little money. Some pots, potting soil, and a few seed packets and you are in business.
Good luck with your gardening.
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