Herbs on the window sill - Knowledgebase Question

New York, Ne
Question by josh20
May 12, 2010
Hello - i live in brooklyn and windows get moderate light. Would like to grow herbs such as rosemary, dill, parsley, etc. What herbs are good for indoor indirect light (sun hits for a couple of hours).


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Answer from NGA
May 12, 2010

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Herbs grown indoors need plenty of bright light or sunlight, either from a south-facing window or a grow light, and soil that drains very well. Many herbs are native to the Mediterranean area, so think about recreating those conditions. Some herbs that normally do well indoors are basil, parsley, and cilantro (all these need slightly more moist soil); and thyme, oregano, and rosemary (these can allow soil to dry out a bit more). Fertilize once a month with a standard houseplant fertilizer. Once the plants are growing vigorously, start harvesting the leaves and pinch back the stems regularly to keep the plants from getting too rangey. Good luck!

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