Growing herbs...on a window sill.

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maggie-

Growing herbs...on a window sill.

We don't have gardening access to a garden, But we'd like to have a go at growing some herbs on the window sills.I like basil, hate coriander...any body had any success and what to recommend to grow, or what is easy to grow on the window sill? We'll have a go at anything?!

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Essex Girl

Herbs on the Window Sill

Most supermarket herbs carry on growing pretty well on the window sill. I find that Greek basil, when it's available, is particularly long lasting - noticed some in Waitrose the other day.

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Essex Girl

Growing Herbs...

I don't have any experience of growing them from seed, if that's want you want to do but know from experience that Rocket is very easy to grow though!

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Honey

Growing herbs

How sunny is your window sill? Herbs do like the sun, but they will need to be watched closely because if they grow too rapidly, they're too soft. So a window sill that has perhaps morning sun but in shade in the afternoon would be better. As Essex Girls says, some of the basils are much better than others. I've bought it from Waitrose and had it for weeks and weeks, it just keeps coming. But others are just cut and don't come again. Thyme would grow well as it's a woodier plant. Sage would do okay too (don't let it get too big). I think Rosemary, being a shrub, doesn't really enjoy life in a small pot. Oregano or marjoram would be good. But with all these, the bigger the pot, the better they will do. Depends how much space you have for the.

H x

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maggie-

Growing herbs

I took Essex girls advice and the basils and rocket are growing well on the sill. Use them loads. We have a wraparound window so plenty of room and sun in the morning. I was searching for herbs that did not need too much attention as I am often away. I will add a thyme, would'nt know what to do with marjoram...yet! :)

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Honey

Herbs

Glad to hear they're doing well. The marjoram and oregano are both useful to add to anything tomato based, such as spaghetti bolognaise or lasagne. I think the Italians use a lot of oregano.

H x

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maggie-

Herbs or veg

Thanks Honey. I grew the rocket from seeds in a big pot, it was easy and its growing like mad now. Are there any other salad veg or other I can grow indoors easily?(Maybe I've missed the boat this year but would be useful for future reference) I could manage 2 more big pots of something.

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Honey

Growing herbs

I love chives snipped in green salads and potato salads in the summer. They're a must. You can get a garlic chive that's good too. Parsley would certainly work. Some people grow their own chilies on a sill.

H x

 
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