Windowsill Fall Herb Garden
To my fellow “green thumb” friends, just because cooler weather is upon us doesn’t mean your love of gardening must go into hibernation for the next several months. There are a number of hardy herbs that fair very well in cooler temperatures. In fact, for those in more temperate locations, many herbs can even be grown outside throughout the winter. However, for those of us, like me, that will likely see lots of snow and freezing temperatures, the windowsill is an amazing option.
I’ve shown above a few of the more hardy herbs that I have had a lot of luck growing in cooler temperatures outdoors as well as indoors. These herbs are also great additions to fall and winter dishes. I particularly love carrots with butter and dill and chives in my mashed potatoes.
In terms of helpful tips, I always choose a windowsill that receives direct sunlight for at least part of the day. The sunlight will aid growth but also cause the temperature to be warmer in this area. Also, it’s best if this windowsill is near a heater if it gets cool around the window when temperatures drop.
Also keep in mind that if you do live in a cooler climate, you can plant the herbs above outside during the fall. They will likely grow throughout the fall and then go dormant upon the first frost. In the spring, these herbs will “awaken” and begin growing again. In the meantime, dust off your windowsill and try indoor gardening!