It’s Cold! Grow Stuff Inside. 

Although we defied that USDA-predicted Sept. 25 garden-ending freeze for a whole extra month, the snow showed up and it’s finally getting cold! But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep growing… you might just have to take the party inside! Here are some handy tips to get your indoor grow on.

Indoor Gardening / Winter Growing Tip #580:

5 Herbs that Do Superb Indoors

Late fall and winter cooking means crockpot-scented homes and dining room table centerpieces made out of meat. Give those cold weather-countering meals a dose of spring-esque freshness with herbs grown and picked right in your own windowsill.

These go-to cooking staples are easy to grow. We recommend transplanting established plants into little pots or containers. Watch them take off with SOAR as your base and an aforementioned spritz of PUNCH as needed!

  • Thyme. Not only is there never enough, it’s AWESOME on meats and cozy winter crockpot stews! Give it 6+ hours of sun, water thoroughly but infrequently (let the top inch dry out between waterings), cut stems above the 3-inch mark, and watch this one keep climbing!
  • Rosemary. This one goes for years! Give it 6+ hours of sun, water thoroughly but infrequently (let the top few inches of soil get a little dry), harvest by the stemful when it’s 6 inches tall–but never more than ⅓ of the plant at once.
  • Chives. Mild onion flavor that flavors up tons of dishes, served breakfast, lunch and dinner. Give it 4-6 hours of sunlight, water twice a week, harvest whenever by cutting at least 2 inches above soil. Tip: yellow tips mean “I’m thirsty!”
  • Oregano. So much better than the dry stuff! Give it 6-8 hours of sunlight, water when the soil feels dry (at least once a week), harvest by the stemful when it’s 6 inches tall.
  • Parsley. Not just for show! This one brings light, fresh flavor to beef, roasts, chicken, fish and veggies. Give it 6+ hours of sunlight, water it twice a week (when soil feels dryish), cut stems below leaves about 2 inches from the base.

No offense to your spice rack, but the taste of ingredients that were alive just minutes ago just leaves that dried-up stuff out in the cold!

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