Thursday, 15 May 2014


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I love to have herbs growing on the windowsill inside.  It provides me with extra herbs during the winter season, but more importantly I enjoy having a bit of green life on the windowsill.

Herbs fare well indoors, and will grow on the sunniest windowsill.  They can provide fresh and convenient herbs for use in your cooking. Herbs that grow well indoors include rosemary, dill, chervil, parsley and coriander.  

You can either sow seeds direct into the pot, bring plants in from the garden or propagate plants in the spring.  You can even dig up herbs from the garden in the autumn and transplant them into your indoor pots for the winter period.  Plant growth will slow during the winter but will pick up again in the spring. 

Select small to medium pots that will fit well on the windowsill, and ensure you place a drip tray under each pot in order to prevent escaping water.  Fill the pots up with potting compost, plant your herb or sow your seed and water gently. Do not over water your herbs, allow the soil to dry out between watering. 

Place your herbs on a sunny windowsill.  Start feeding your plants fortnightly during the growing season with a liquid fertiliser. Pinch out the stem tips to ensure that the plants continue to flourish. Most importantly, use the herbs regularly, and remember herbs taste better before they flower.  

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