Asked on Oct 7, 2017

I want to grow herbs in pots insided--chives, parsley, basil.

CindySarahNancy Turner


How large should the pots be--have to be on the window sill. I planned to use small 4" pots but my son insists those are for only starter pots. I purchased them from the box store as pots for inside herbs.

4 answers
  • Rose Broadway
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I use 4" pots. The larger ones don't fit on the sill.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Four inch pots will be fine, but the plant won't get as big as in larger pots. I use about ten inch pots for mine and by the end of the summer they are like bushes. But they won't fit on your windowsill. If the four inch don't keep up with how much you use some of them, consider doing two of the most used. Make sure they get lots of sunlight so they don't get spindly. That is what happens to mine, I don't get any direct sunlight in my house.
  • Sarah
    on Oct 8, 2017

    4" for sure. This size keeps your inside plants from getting too large.
  • Cindy
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Yes, your 4" pots should work just fine. Just make sure it has proper drainage. You might also want to use something under them to hold excess water. You could actually use just about anything for this purpose but drainage is key.
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