4 Tips For Growing Herbs Indoors During the Winter Season

4 Tips For Growing Herbs Indoors During the Winter Season
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    Growing herbs indoors can offer a variety of benefits, from extending the season to providing a comfortable working environment, which is appreciated during the cold winter months.

    A sunny windowsill that gets at least four hours of direct light is certain to help grow basil, chervil, savory, bay leaf, rosemary, or mint.

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Growing herbs indoors can offer a variety of benefits, from extending the season to providing a comfortable working environment, which is appreciated during the cold winter months. A sunny windowsill that gets at least four hours of direct light is certain to help grow basil, chervil, savory, bay leaf, rosemary, or mint.

Here are several tips to help grow the herb garden indoors:

1) Extend the season

Growing plants indoors offer a perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh and fragrant herbs at any time of the year.

An excellent time to transplant the herbs is late summer. Move the plants to a suitable sized pot or containers and relocate to the home. Make sure to dig carefully around the roots when transplanting to avoid causing damage.

Certain annual herb plants like basil can continue to grow in the home year-round. Any of the perennial herbs can be returned to the outside garden in early spring after the final frost has past.

2) Use the right pots

Plant the herbs in pots or containers that offer ample space to accept the root ball. Also, make sure enough space is left for extra growth for the time the herbs are kept indoors.

Once the plants have been introduced to a nutrient-rich potting soil, make sure to give the herbs a thorough watering. Also, try to leave the transplanted plants in a shaded area outside on the deck or patio area. This gives the plants time to acclimate.

Give the plants a good inspection while outside to avoid taking insects and pests inside the home. A simple technique to remove pests is to give the plants a light spray with a hose or similar garden tool.

3) Daily sunlight

Indoor herb plants often see a slower growth rate and usually drop a few leaves during the first two or three weeks. Plants relocated indoors can acclimate easily if placed in an area of the home that gets a good deal of daily sunlight. A windowsill or space inside a conservatory that gets at least four to six hours of sunlight is certain to help these plants thrive.

Learning to grow herbs inside will profit you when it comes time to grow herbs (and other living plants) outside when the spring is here. Some resources:

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Try to pinch the stem tops every so often to help with stimulating the healthy and lush growth. Give a regular watering to ensure the soil is kept moist at all times. Also, boost the humidity level by misting the air around the plant life every week.

4) Perennial

For the tender perennial herbs, it is crucial to relocate the plant during the cold winter months to keep them alive year-round. Herbs like the lemon verbena, scented geranium, rosemary, bay, ginger, and lemongrass need protection throughout the winter to survive.

If you implement these ideas with your herbs, you should have a great deal of success growing herbs all year round.

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