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Wintertime can often mean retiring the garden and relying on dried herbs for your homemade meals. Growing herbs indoors in windowsill containers allows you to extend your gardening activities to the cold months and have fresh ingredients on hand for recipes and crafts—not to mention, these plants make great air fresheners!
The 11 herbs below are a great place start your indoor herb garden, but are not the only plants suited for growing in the house. Position the plants near a sunny window and keep them well-watered. To minimize pests, such as aphids and mealy bugs, infecting these indoor houseplants, prevent stressing the plants by ensuring they receive the adequate amount of sun and water and wash plants every couple of weeks as needed. Also be aware of introducing pests indoors if bringing your potted herbs inside from a back patio or purchasing from a nursery. To keep existing houseplants from being affect, sequester the new plants
Print off these indoor-herb ID cards for a handy growing reference.
2. Sage (Salvia officinalis)
3. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
4. Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
5. Winter Savory (Satureja montana)
6. Mint (Mentha)
7. Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Photo courtesy Mountain Valley Growers, Inc.
8. Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli)
9. Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
10. Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
11. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Grow an herb garden for your cat or bird, too!