Growing Herbs on The Windowsill – That’s How It Works

sow herbs

In principle, herbs for the home can be sown all year round. You can buy the desired seeds in stores. Then sow them in pots filled with potting soil.

  • Pay close attention to the procedure specified on the bags, which describes, for example, the sowing depth or the number of seeds.
  • Do not plant the seed too closely. Unlike a garden bed, it has no opportunity to spread on your windowsill.
  • You can easily grow all local herbs in the apartment. But basil, savory, tarragon, lavender, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, and lemon balm are also wonderful.

The right location for your herbs

Not all herbs like the direct sun or high temperatures. How to find the best location for your breeding:

  • Herbs that prefer the sun should be placed in a place where they get at least six hours of light a day. The south window is therefore ideal for this purpose, for example. Lack of light leads to smaller leaves and less aroma.
  • Oregano, sage, and thyme not only need to be sunny but also warm.
  • All other herbs like it bright but prefer a shady location.
  • When growing basil, you need temperatures between 25° and 30°C.
  • In general, temperatures between 15° and 21° C are ideal.

cultivate herbs

Herbs do not require particularly complex care. If you observe the following points, you should have a lot of fun with your kitchen herbs.

  • You can cut back the herbs to prevent them from growing too high and too dense.
  • You should turn the pots every day so that the herbs grow evenly.
  • Do not let the herbs dry out and make sure that there is no waterlogging.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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