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by TwoGreenThumbsUp on April 08, 2004 03:54 PM
Hello! I have a question. My mom bought be an herb growing kit. I planted parsley, basil, chives, cilantro, and oregano in little pots and they started to grow. However, I don't really have a very sunny window because our couch is in front of the window. I had surgery and my plants fell by the wayside, and died. Now it's getting warm outside, and I would like to try again. I am going to buy the seeds at the store and replant them. I was thinking of growing them in a window flower box. Will herbs do well there? What do I do with them after it gets cold? Thank you so much for your help. God bless! [flower]

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by Jiffymouse on April 08, 2004 06:13 PM
the answers to your questions are:
yes, they will grow well in a window box
and if you put them in individual pots inside the window box (fill the area with moss or something) you can bring the pots in when it starts to get cold!
by weezie13 on April 08, 2004 06:42 PM
Yep, ditto on Jiffy's idea!
Remember, most herbs like it dry and warm....
And fast draining!!!!
So the window sill is a good place for them.
Grow them in seperate pots, and bring them in to
your kitchen window sill or the sunniest one.....

*hey, even if they die in the house again,
you've got your dried herbs right there...

Can you pull the couch out a little bit and
put a smaller plant stand behind it and put the containers on there???

Just a thought!!!


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by papito on April 09, 2004 05:15 PM
TwoGreenThumbsUp,Welcome to the Gardener's Forum.

Jiffymouse: hey, it's a great idea to plant herbs in individual pots (inside the window box).

We have some baker's racks, two are on the balcony near the kitchen/dining room windows which we use for growing small herbs. Sweet basil, cilantro, oregano, chives, green onion, garlic, and mints are grown in separate 13" containers or half wine/whiskey barrels..

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