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Herbs in a window. Anybody doing it successfully?

Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:53 pm

I live in an apartment without a garden and want to grow herbs. Anybody doing window gardening successfully and have any tips? Are some herbs easier than others? Can Ido this year round?

Re: Herbs in a window. Anybody doing it successfully?

Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:19 pm

Sure it will work just fine. Even a very small space outdoors would be better. Is there anywhere you can put a few containers outdoors? Would the apartment manager let you work with neighbors on a small container garden? Potatoes, swiss chard and kale grow particularly well in buckets.

Thyme and oregano are good for window herbs.

Re: Herbs in a window. Anybody doing it successfully?

Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:45 pm

Watering will be your main issue. Typically herbs, particularly if it is a pot with a combination of herbs will take more water than you might think, to the point maybe every 2 or 3rd day a small drink

Rosemary and thyme will both take very cold temperatures and keep growing. My herbs are mostly in ground and even in Jan in NJ with a foot of snow I was able to snip and use.

Re: Herbs in a window. Anybody doing it successfully?

Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:39 am

My wonderful lady Mary decided to try to grow some herbs this spring. They are outdoors. The basil took a dive instantly. The others are sage, oregano and marjoram which seen to be doing pretty well.

Re: Herbs in a window. Anybody doing it successfully?

Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:37 am

Mint and oregano are the only two we seemed to ever grow properly, even our hydrophonic herbs died.

Re: Herbs in a window. Anybody doing it successfully?

Wed May 21, 2014 8:27 am

Basil grows as fast as weeds. Not sure if it counts as an herb but scallions/green onions grow pretty well on the kitchen window sill. If it is inside your apartment you could most likely grow year round it would just depend on if its gets enough sun light.

And you can also go crazy and buy one of those hydroponic kits that come in buckets or rubbermaid containers. My friend grew strawberries year round. Just needed to buy a small grow light. Since we are in the NE.

I also heard rosemary is extremely easy to grow but I've only done basil and scallions personally.
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