Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Indoor Winter Herb Garden | The Nerd Nest

Last November we packed up the garden, letting some of our plants decompose outside and bringing a ton of herbs in. They’ve taken over the house a little bit! I’m pretty proud of how many of them are still hanging in there, especially considering that our house doesn’t have full sun in any windows for more than a few hours. Some things died off completely, as we forgot to have our cat sitters water the plants while we were in Denver. (This was the case with my basil, which is treated as an annual in my temperature zone anyway, so no huge loss). Mostly, however, the herbs are going strong! And most of the ones that dried up are recovering nicely with new growth.

Taking care of the plants indoors has been pretty simple: I just put them near the sunniest windows I can find, watch the sun spots throughout the day to see what other places in the house could sustain plants (turns out my bathroom is a fantastic plant habitat), and water much more sparingly than I did when they lived outside. Some of the plants aren’t nearly as healthy as they were when they were out in the world (mint especially), but I’m hoping to keep those chugging along until the freeze danger is over an they can go thrive outside again. For now, I’m happy to have some improved air quality while the house is all closed up and some fresh herbs, which are a welcome brightness to meals in the midst of winter.

There’s not much else to do on the gardening front, but I’m hoping to get some grow lights to get seedlings going indoors next month!

Do you have an indoor herb garden or indoor plants? What works for you?
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