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Howdy folks.

 

I find myself using more fresh herbs in the stuff I cook, yet grow tired of the pricey or scarce nature of them in the store.  As soon as I need something specific for a recipe...it'll be out of stock.

 

I bought a basil plant and left in the window over the kitchen sink and it's done really well.

 

I need to get the other stuff I'll use.

 

Have you had any luck keeping fresh herbs growing year round in these windowsill containers ?

 

Is there a kit that works well for such things ?

 

Having some mint on hand for iced tea would really be nice.

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We are fortunate enough to enjoy fresh herbs year around from our planter box on the back deck.  Basil, chives, rosemary, dill, cilantro, and thyme all grow well out there as long as I remember to water them.  You should be able to grow year around inside but might need a light source during the "winter" months.  Our tomatoes gave up a couple of weeks ago because of the heat but herbs are doing well.

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16 hours ago, Dub said:

Howdy folks.

 

I find myself using more fresh herbs in the stuff I cook, yet grow tired of the pricey or scarce nature of them in the store.  As soon as I need something specific for a recipe...it'll be out of stock.

 

I bought a basil plant and left in the window over the kitchen sink and it's done really well.

 

I need to get the other stuff I'll use.

 

Have you had any luck keeping fresh herbs growing year round in these windowsill containers ?

 

Is there a kit that works well for such things ?

 

Having some mint on hand for iced tea would really be nice.

Please share some pix.  I do, I have groundhogs that have an appetite to rival mine so planting in the backyard not gonna work. Windowsill might be a great answer. A few pix would be awesome.

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Not a good time of year as the heat is shutting down the herb box, but hopefully  you'll get the idea.  Bigger than a window box but works well on the back porch.  Don't see why you couldn't scale down to put inside.  There  another one with rosemary and mint in it plus pots with patio  tomatoes.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, LargeRedJoe said:

Be wary of mint. Keep it contained. Use armed guards if you have to.  That stuff can take over a box, a pot, a yard and leave no prisoners. 

We have mint by our porch.. It has jumped ship. Spread really fast. 

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49 minutes ago, LargeRedJoe said:

Be wary of mint. Keep it contained. Use armed guards if you have to.  That stuff can take over a box, a pot, a yard and leave no prisoners. 

 

For sure, I have it contained in an old fashion galvanized wash tub with no bottom/side drainage holes for an escape attempt.  The tub sits on the ground and I watch for anyone who jumps ship to the grass below.  

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Great points, everyone.   

 

Thanks for the tip on the wondering mint.   I may have to keep a .45 aimed at that one....sure makes for good iced tea.

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Don't forget the mint julips and mojitos, and my favorite:  Place olive oil, chopped fresh mint, minced garlic, salt, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in small bowl; mix well. Spread herb mixture over both sides of lamb chops. Pop a frothy adult beverage and head for the Akorn!  Happy Monday everyone.

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