Why not plant your preferred herbs in a window that gets a lot of sun throughout the winter? All you need is a bright window with no blinds or transparent curtains. The first thing you should do is glance out that sunny window.
Check the area surrounding the window for heating vents. If you have ceiling or floor vents near the windows, purchase “deflectors” to move air out of the room and away from the window. Heated air is highly drying. Therefore, before you look for a “mini greenhouse for sale near me,”
My Favorite Herbs for Indoor Growing
Begin growing catnip from seed. It’s simple for those who have cats to grow them a treat. It prefers three to four hours of sunlight every day, with some of that time spent in the middle of the day.
I recommend growing it in a hanging basket so that the kittens don’t get into it and mangle the entire plant. It’s creating a mess to clean up. I’ve been there and completed that.
Chives may be grown from seed. But they will produce more quickly if you divide a clump in your yard, pot the division, and bring it in. Chives love full sun but will endure three or four hours if it’s midday/early afternoon sun.
Begin growing Cilantro from seed. Unlike parsley and several other herbs, Cilantro does not produce new leaves when chopped. So, if you enjoy it, you may want to plant more than one pot.
It may grow from seed. It enjoys the sun. But, like catnip, I will be content with just three to four hours, as long as at least a portion of that time is during the day.
Oregano may grow from seed or root a clipping from an existing plant. Growing parsley from the root is simple. It merely needs a sunny window to be content.
Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Sage
The majority of Mediterranean herbs flourish from cuttings or nursery-grown stock. Remember that all Mediterranean plants prefer to be dry between waterings (but not bone). You may typically find Rosemary in pots in garden centers this time of year.
Since our indoor heated air is quite dry, sensitive leaved plants like basil and Cilantro will thrive if misted gently a couple of times each day. Remember that winter is the natural resting season for these plants. So don’t expect a lot of growth.
Even so, a handful or two of fresh herbs can truly perk up a dish on a dreary winter day. Plus, if you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself sometimes brushing your fingers over the plant to enjoy the fresh, herby scent.
Winter, Wake Up!
Before go for the mini greenhouses for sale, you need to know thatHerb gardening is a nice winter hobby. They’re simple to cultivate, and it’s extremely enjoyable to “enliven” a favorite dish with fresh herbs. Stop into the Great Big Greenhouse to stock up on everything you’ll need for your indoor herb garden.
It also makes a delightful present for the gardener—or cook—on your list. I choose a lovely pot, a small bag of potting soil, and a packet or two (or more) of seeds and package it up as a “kit.” When I want to get fancy, I’ll include a couple of dishes with herbs.