I live in an apartment and I need a herb garden-How?

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I want to grow herbs inside my apartment on the window sill. How do I keep flies away?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 01, 2016
    If you are referring to fungus gnats or fruit flies you will have to spray the soil and leaves down with an insecticidal soap.Make sure your trays under neath are periodically washed out as the flies produce many eggs.
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on May 01, 2016
    We had the same problem in our apartment and a friend recommended adding more basil to the array of herbs on the window sill as a natural fly repellent, and it made the situation a lot better. We grew basil in a few places, between all of the other herbs.
  • Heather Heather on May 01, 2016
    i use hydrogen peroxide just add it to the soil
  • DORLIS DORLIS on May 01, 2016
    MAYBE HAVE A POT OF MINT ON THE WINDOWSILL. MOST INSECTS DO NOT LIKE STRONG SMELL AND IT MAKES GREAT TEAS.
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    • DORLIS DORLIS on May 02, 2016
      @BONNIE J I have two large pot (14" and larger)s in the house during the winter for my cats. They love it almost as much as catnip. Just remember that it goes dormant and should not be thrown ot when it goes brown. It will start growing again around march. It also makes a great tea and flavoring for soups.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 01, 2016
    To add to my comment insecticidal soap is not harmful to human consumption.I would not give advise unless I knew what I was talking about.
  • BONNIE J BONNIE J on May 02, 2016
    NEAT!
  • Linda Linda on May 07, 2016
    Thank you all for your suggestions. I have now purchased mint, oregano, Rosemary, coriander, basil and parsley. They are all displayed nicely n my spare bedroom window.
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