Planting a terrarium- suggestions?

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I'm not sure if you can see the glass container I wish to use, it is under the jar of seashells between the two pieces of furniture. . . so it is almost window sill high and octagonal. I would like to plant 3 herbs in this to grow over the winter. I am not a good gardener. I have basil, and parsley and need a third. I was discussing this with a good friend who is also a good gardener and she said a lot of things I would like, like chives, something else. She said chives get too leggy and die back. Any suggestions? I have a piece of glass to place on the top and can raise it for some air circulation.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 23, 2017
    As far as I can see you will not be able to plant inside that container with no drainage,however you can plant in a container with drainage and place it inside. Here are suggested herbs to plant indoors.http://www.hometalk.com/9787788/8-herbs-for-your-indoor-herb-garden
  • Barb Barb on Aug 23, 2017
    I think that the wrong container because there is no drainage which would cause root rot. Try a window box with a bottom tray to catch the water and you can angle it right in that corner.

  • Thyme, oregano, sage, choose something you will use on a regular basis.
  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 23, 2017
    You don't need a terrarium to grow herbs inside. You just need light, some pots, and good soil on a window sill.
  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Aug 23, 2017
    I wouldn't think that herbs would be a good choice in a terrarium. herbs are fairly fast growing, and would grow larger than the terrarium could support rather quickly. In addition, the lack of drainage would be a problem that would probably cause the herbs to wilt or die.
  • Emily Emily on Aug 23, 2017
    O.K. Michelle, see I don't know much about gardening, except now I have this larger Terrarium. Can you think of anything else to grow in it? Thank you.
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