Planting Herbs Indoors

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When planting herbs indoors, it can be helpful to keep them on a lower floor that will stay moister than the dry upstairs. Let indoor herb plants dry out in-between waterings with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video series on... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we are going to learn all about planting herbs indoors. Now I've enjoyed my container herb garden all Summer long on my patio and they have grown really well and we have been able to trim plants off or stems or leaves off as needed and now it is starting to freeze outside, it is the end of November and I have got to get it inside. You can see it has been outside and it has a little bit of frost damage. There is leaves in with it so I can just clean it up a bit and actually transplant it right into the container and the key with herb gardens inside is to make sure they get enough sun because they will get really lanky if they are reaching for the sun and they love this location because I have got the artificial light on every night so this is one of the only lights that is on at night in my house so I have found that that is a great place to put your herb garden. Make sure too that it is a moister part of your house because the really dry dry upstairs is not going to be as moist as the kitchen or the bathroom downstairs. I have found they stay much warmer because of the humidity, you want to give them some humidity. You never want to let them sit right in water, you want to let them dry out in between and you can grow as many herbs as you want any time of year inside and actually do really well and the great part about herbs is as they grow if they look tacky in any way you just trim them back and they grow lush new growth and they will come back from year to year and it is such a treat to use some of your spearmint in a nice iced tea or oregano in a pizza sauce and you can enjoy your herb garden all Winter long and even until the next Summer.