How To Grow Indoor Herb Garden?

How To Grow Indoor Herb Garden?

Kristen Lubbe
Jul 21, 2011

Q: I'm desperate to start my own indoor herb garden, despite my history of killing several house plants in the past! Although my gardening skills/knowledge are minimal, I'm getting so tired of having to throw out half a bunch of yellowed cilantro that cost me $5 at my corner grocery. I dream of trimming fresh herbs from my own garden to add to dinner! I'm interested in growing parsley, cilantro, basil, chives, dill, thyme and rosemary but have no idea about the specifics of these plants?

Which should be kept separate from the others? Do certain herbs need more sunlight than others? How often do I need to trim these bad boys? Water them? Also, none of the windows in my apartment get direct sunlight, but there is a lot of light from my east-facing kitchen window, and southern-facing bedroom window. Would one placement be better than another?

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