Ulog 173: Getting The Indoor Winter Herb Garden Rolling


Tis the season for getting my indoor herb garden up and running.

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Every year I have an indoor winter garden; and there are multiple reasons as to why.

  • I am addicted to gardening
  • I LOVE fresh herbs year-round- there's just nothing like them!
  • With my homestead and grow room, tents and lights, I am able to continue my grow season of herbs every month even if we have sub-zero temps and snow outside

In past years, as the greenhouse is put away and the freezing temperatures invade my area, I am hard at work indoors sowing herb seeds.

Call me crazy, but I love being able to add fresh herbs to my meals. Sure I could buy some at the local grocers, but it's just not the same. None of the fresh herbs in the produce department are locally grown (at least not that I know of) so they are not fresh by my standards. So when I am able to sprinkle some fresh chopped basil on my lasagna or add a few pinches of dill into my homemade smoked salmon dip, I feel so content. The taste is amazing! And the feeling of satisfaction is overwhelmingly present.

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Some of the herbs I have sowed so far include:

  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Marjoram
  • Catnip
  • Peppermint
  • Thyme

I still will be sowing rosemary, basil and chives.

In the past I have even gone as far as to grow tomatoes in my grow tents, but I have decided not to this year. The pot and container I use for growing tomatoes indoors is quite large and I would rather use the space for more herbs if I can.

There are a few flowers I am considering to sow this year as well. I currently have a chamomile plant in my homestead kitchen that I brought in from the greenhouse back in September. It was doing so well at the time and I didn't want to transplant it into the ground when I knew I could enjoy it indoors. It sits on a metal shelf with my cacti and succulents in a south-facing window thriving on the sunshine coming in from the window.

The flower I am considering to start are violets (for a future homesteading concoction); and perhaps even a few other types. I haven't had a chance to research which ones I would want yet.

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Nothing beats herbs freshly picked from the garden- no lengthy refrigeration means the flavour is so much better! Enjoy your new indoor garden @goldendawne!

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21.11.2019 14:54
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21.11.2019 19:34
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An indoor herb garden! That sounds really like an interesting project... and definitely, it is great to have them fresh and ready to be picked when you are cooking! In fact, it would be fine in the autumn as well... just so I don't get rained on when I want to cook!

21.11.2019 20:04
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Thanks for using the tag! Easier to spot these now!! I am travelling next year amd will miss my herbs. Luckily they grow outside all wintee long.. doesnt get as cold here!

21.11.2019 22:41
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Have you grown rosemary inside before from seed? How did it germinate? It's always been a persnickety germinator for me.

It will be very cool to have so many herbs inside.

The deep violet violets give the best color and nutrition to whatever you are making....

22.11.2019 00:44
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Have fun preparing the indoor garden, feeling soil roll off the finger tips, watching something grow is so rewarding @goldendawne

22.11.2019 12:36
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Amazing @goldendawne!! ((: You are truly inspirational. What lights do you use for your indoor gardening & do all these herbs need alot of light? ((:

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23.11.2019 02:54
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I hear you about addicted to gardening! Nothing beat being able to pick your herbs fresh or your veggies!
Is the catnip for your cat or a relaxing tea for you?
I made the mistake of growing catnip in among my herbs indoors and the cat crawled over the other herbs to get at it!
Lesson learned - always leave the catnip on the outer edge away from the other plants!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy growing!

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