Best Indoor Herbs For Winter

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Growing herbs for the winter can be tough if you don't understand what you should be growing. However, there are plenty of UK herbs that will grow well throughout the winter and will look perfect on the windowsill of your kitchen and taste better in your meals. 



Chives have a mild onion flavor which nicely compliments various sorts of dishes from many different cuisines. If you grow only a single herb indoors during winter, they are your best choice. 

Chives should get 4 to 6 hours of exposure to the sun, and do well at room temperature - withstanding fluctuation from 55 to 75 Fahrenheit, or 14 to 24 Celsius. Plant it in all purpose potting mix, and water it twice a week, when the soil surface feels dry to touch - otherwise, the tips of foliage will start turning yellow.

Once your plant is about 6 inches tall - which is equivalent to 15 centimeters -, cut the leaves letting about 2 inches - 5 cm - above the soil. The plant will carry on growing. Here some more here.


A staple in our household and in most others, Oregano is commonly used as a pizza topping, along with other Italian dishes. An Oregano plant should get about six to eight hours of sun daily, and it withstands basically the same temperatures as Chives - 55 to 75 Fahrenheit. 

When planting Oregano, it's a good idea to use a soil that is well drained, and a bit sandy - mix equal parts of sharp sand and all-purpose potting mix. Water the plant about once a week, as the surface of the soil starts feeling dry. Remember that Oregano is susceptible to root rot, so make sure you do not overwater it.

Once your Oregano is 6 inches tall, cut the stems and leave at least two sets of leaves. When you trim frequently, you'll get a compact and bushy plant with healthy foliage, which makes Oregano a great choice for growing indoors during winter.



I've been growing a rosemary plant for over three years now. I bring the pot inside every winter. Usually, you want your rosemary to get at least 6 hours of sun exposure every day. It withstands temperatures ranging from 45 to 70 Fahrenheit, which is about 7 to 21 Celsius. Plant it in equal parts sharp sand and all-purpose potting mix, or cactus potting mix. 

Let a few inches at the top of the soil try between waterings, and then water it thoroughly. It's best to let them on the dry side. Once it reaches 15 centimeters, cut stems as you find necessary. It will continue growing on the stem. Remember that rosemary tends to grow slowly, so do not harvest over a third of it at once. Here are some great things to do with rosemary.


Thyme's intense flavor complement meats such as beef, pork, chicken and game. I tend to use it in crockpot stews and roast during winter. Make sure your Thyme plant gets at least 6 hours of sun daily, and that it remains in average room temperature, from 50 to 75 Fahrenheit. Plant it in cactus-potting mix or mix sharp sand and all-purpose potting mix.

Let the first inch of soil at the top dry out  in between waterings. After that, water thoroughly. After it's established, Thyme resists drought well. Only cut the plant after it's established, then leave at least three inches - about 7.5 centimeters - steams in order for it to continue growing in the kitchen


Parsley isn't merely a garnish - it adds fresh flavor, a light, and a burst of color to a variety of dishes. Make sure the plant gets 6 hours of sun exposure, and leave it in temperatures from 55 to 75 Fahrenheit.

Plant it in all-purpose potting mix, and water it twice a week whenever the surface of the soil feels dry. Cut stems at the base of the plant when it is established, leaving at least 5 cm - or 2-inch- stems so it continues growing.

All of these will fit well within your new kitchen space suggest

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