Herbs: wonderful family project on these cold winter days

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Growing green: herbs

by Robin Trott

in the Sun Tribune


Start with a sterile pot: clean yogurt cartons, clay pots, egg cartons, or any vessel that suits your fancy. If your container doesn’t have adequate drainage, punch a few small holes in the bottom.  Add a good basic potting mix. (use your favorite brand, or make your own http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/945). Purchase fresh seeds, or use cuttings from existing plants. Have a balanced fertilizer on hand, such as fish emulsion, compost, or your favorite brand. (Make sure you follow directions for application on herbs.)  No special lights are required. Herbs thrive in a bright window that is free from drafts.  Bathroom and kitchen windows are ideal, as they have the added benefit of the higher humidity common to those rooms.

Not all herbs are suited for indoor gardens.  The following are just a few that are ideal for indoor gardening.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.