With winter quickly approaching, gardeners are looking for new ways to keep their passion alive. While herbs tend to be an afterthought during the Spring and Summers seasons, they rise to prominence during these chilly times. The size, resilience, and amount of light needed to care for herbs make them optimal for growing indoors during winter. Check out these three easy-to-grow herbs for the upcoming season.
This classic Italian herb is most often used in Mediterranean dishes such as pizza and pasta. Oregano can survive in any temperature between 13-24 Celsius and needs about 6-8 hours of sunlight that can easily be provided by your standard kitchen light. If not placed under a kitchen light the plant should still be able to grow if positioned next to a southern-facing window. If possible, cut a piece of an already existing oregano plant and place it in a planting pot of your choice. While made with the outdoor weather in mind, fibreglass planters are also stylish indoor pieces that can add a unique touch to any room.
Parsley is another staple garnish that a reputable kitchen is always stocked with. Keep this herb within arms-reach by planting it under a light that will provide 6-8 hours of sun or fluorescent light each and every day. Parsley is great for adding a little earthy flavour to a meat or fish based dish. It’s unique shape also makes it ideal for offering a decorative element to any meal. This plant’s a leaner so make sure to rotate it every few days to make sure it doesn’t develop a harmful lean. Be sure to water parsley every couple days, as it likes a more moist environment. To get the most out of your space, grow parsley with another herb like thyme, chives, basil, mint, or oregano. Parsley’s roots don’t grow too dip, making it the perfect companion herb to share a plastic planter with.
Rosemary’s gorgeous sprigs paired with its natural fragrance, makes it the perfect herb to grow indoors this winter. The ideal rosemary grow begins with a cutting that is kept in a moist, soilless mix until it begins to root. Make sure this plant gets at least six hours of light and is kept in a climate between the temperatures of 7-21 Celsius. Unlike parsley, rosemary prefers to stay out of the wet, so be sure to only water after the top layer of soil is completely dry