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mimireed
Jun 24, 2017 1:41 PM CST
I have had to transition from a large garden to an apartment, very nice though. I miss gardening and would like to do what I can indoors. Will start with herbs and would like to know a few, maybe 3 or 4, that are best for recipes and the easiest to grow with success.

I miss my tree peonies and attach a photo of one of those plants for you. Thanks! Mimi
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plantmanager
Jun 24, 2017 1:45 PM CST
Welcome to NGA! Beautiful, Mimi! It is hard leaving a nice garden and moving to an apartment but you can still do a lot of gardening. Inside I have had green onions, basil, cilantro, rosemary, chives, and a few flowers.

You can have Sansevierias and african violets. I loved having episcias. They are african violet relatives and bloom easily and prolifically.

Do you have a balcony or patio of any sort? Those are a good opportunity too.
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DaisyI
Jun 24, 2017 8:21 PM CST
The only thing that limits an indoor herb garden is the size of the plant you want to grow. You can keep them small by pruning and eating a lot of herbs. Smiling The ones plantmanager mentioned are all good indoor (in a sunny window) herbs
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Princeton, NJ
mimireed
Jun 28, 2017 8:20 AM CST
plantmanager said:Welcome to NGA! Beautiful, Mimi! It is hard leaving a nice garden and moving to an apartment but you can still do a lot of gardening. Inside I have had green onions, basil, cilantro, rosemary, chives, and a few flowers.

You can have Sansevierias and african violets. I loved having episcias. They are african violet relatives and bloom easily and prolifically.

Do you have a balcony or patio of any sort? Those are a good opportunity too.
Thanks, Plant Manager. So helpful!. I have only a false balcony about 10-12 inches deep but with a large door and windows to it. Best, Mimi Thank You!

Austin, TX
trw8108
Nov 16, 2017 2:01 PM CST
As a novice gardener, I am excited to see what you end up with for an indoor garden of sorts. Please follow up and share some photos with us so we know what can be done inside!
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Lardydah1412
Nov 18, 2017 2:06 AM CST
Hi Mimi, you can grow any type of herb indoor with no issues. I planted some basil,thyme, oregano and parsley from seeds and I just positioned it on my kitchen window. All are happy. I've recently bought a small mint plant, now it's grown twice it's size! I also germinated marigolds from seeds! They are located next to a window.

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