Why can’t I grow herbs inside in the winter?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 06, 2017
    you did not specify your growing isueshttps://www.hometalk.com/27416937/how-to-make-an-indoor-herb-container-garden

  • Ken Ken on Dec 06, 2017
    You CAN! We have faith in you.

    Okay, let me make sure that you meant "herbs" and you're not trying to bring lots of miniature cows into your family room. They never remember to wipe their feet. Animals.

    You didn't say but if you have tried and failed the most likely cause is not enough light. There are lots of great LED grow light panels out there for sale. Second most likely cause of failure is overwatering.

    There is also a product called AeroGarden. It is available at Amazon, homedepot.com and others that has everything you need built in. No external light source needed and it waters itself. Life just doesn't get any better.


  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 06, 2017
    LED lights help to grow herbs in the winter. I grow them year round inside but I have an aerogarden to grow them. They love all the light and the fresh herbs are great for adding to food. See photo. They come in many sizes and prices. WE LOVE our Aerogarden!

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 06, 2017
    herbs need a 60 degree temp min. to grow, you will need a grow light- i use the 4 ft florescent fixtures with designated grow bulbs. most herbs like dry feet...dont over water. plant the herbs you use the most.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Dec 07, 2017
    You have to have a lot of sun. I bring my potted Rosemary inside, but I am just keeping it alive, it doe snot grow until it gets outside again.

  • Pascale Nguyen Pascale Nguyen on Dec 07, 2017
    It needs sun and good amount of heat. Sun rooms and kitchens are ideal.

  • LJ LJ on Dec 07, 2017
    Are you transitioning outdoor to indoor or starting from seed indoor? I bring many in over the winter, successfully. As much direct sunlight as possible, do not overwater - let them almost wilt, but do mist leaves a couple times a week. I also take time to transition them from out to indoor to lessen stress. Move them into shade weeks before they come in, I cut them back hard and almost stop watering. I'm also vigilant about pests that may come along for the ride - especially little sap sucking things - aphids, etc.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 07, 2017
    You need good light to grow most plants inside during the winter.

  • Amy Weber Amy Weber on Dec 07, 2017
    Well draining soil, good light, and check their water requirements. Many herbs do not like wet "feet".