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Which herbs can I grow indoors?

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Perennial herbs, such as rosemary, oregano, thyme, chives, bay laurel and mint are easiest to grow from seedlings that you can purchase at a garden center. You can also use small plants dug from your garden. Many herbs can be started from cuttings, too. For instance, basil and mint are easy to root in a glass of water. Some herbs, such as basil, cilantro and chervil, are best started from seed and replanted throughout the year.

It’s best to grow your herbs in natural light. South facing windows have the brightest light and most hours of sun during the short, cool winter days. Good choices for these locations are plants that come from tropical and semi-tropical climates, such as rosemary, thyme, basil, bay laurel and oregano.

Before buying plants (or bringing them in from the garden), check for pests, Aphids, spider mites and scale which are common on many herbs.

For best results, give each herb its own pot so that you can customize care and give it room to grow.

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