Winter herb gardening

Indoor herb gardens are a great way to extend the growing season and spice up culinary dishes. Choosing individual pots for herbs help control the moisture needs of particular plants. Most herbs like to be well watered, but also have good drainage. We recommend using an organic fertilizer high in nitrogen, such as Age Old Grow liquid fertilizer or Grow More Herb Food. Also, follow these tips for growing and harvesting your herbs:

  • Rosemary grows best from a nursery starter plant. This Mediterranean herb appreciates very good drainage, and allowing the soil dry between waterings. Harvest Rosemary continuously as long as the plant is growing. Container plants can grow 1 to 3 feet tall.
  • Parsley is an excellent addition to most recipes, it’s rich in vitamins A and C and minerals calcium and iron. You can plant parsley from seed, and harvest as soon as it is well established. Snip individual stems from the plant and it will produce new growth.
  • Oregano is best harvested once it reaches 8 inches tall. Frequent harvests produce a bushier plant. Oregano has a very strong flavor when fresh, add a little at a time to taste.

Originally published on December 8th, 2010. Updated on September 4th, 2019.