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Kitchen Gardening

The Dos and Don’ts of Growing Herbs Indoors

Stack the odds in your favor for year-round flavor

Fine Gardening - Issue 161

I can think of a lot of reasons to grow herbs in your home. When the ground is frozen and you haven’t harvested anything in months, that’s when you desperately need something savory. Many herbs translate amazingly well indoors; they make handsome houseplants while providing the zing you need to give dinner a kick. Plus, herbs continually produce; compared to buying supermarket versions, homegrown herbs are economical. But their benefits for your taste buds are just part of the picture. Herbs are deliciously aro­matic; you’ll be sampling their wares whenever you walk by.

A garden of herbs inside is the way to go in winter. I’ve been growing herbs in my Connecticut home for years. I can’t imagine a winter without thyme, oregano, mint, and sage. Want to give herbs a try? Here are some answers to a few commonly asked questions.

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