Grow a Windowsill of Flavor This Winter

Thoughts of beautiful blooms and savory spices likely evoke images of a springtime garden, but winter doesn’t have to be so dull. Many of your favorite herbs, like dill, parsley, and mint, can adapt to an indoor space with plenty of sunshine. Some of our personal favorite herbs that thrive indoors include, dill, sage, parsley, thyme, anise, basil, and cilantro. 

Ready to get started? To grow your windowsill garden this winter, simply take cuttings from your outdoor herb before the frost hits or head to your local home improvement store or gardening center to pick up seeds. 

Here Are 6 Tips for Growing Herbs on Your Windowsill

Choose the right herbs.

Not all herbs can survive indoors. Make sure to only select plants that can and will thrive inside before spending any money. We recommend any of the following: chives, rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, mint, cilantro, dill, or oregano.

Place them in the right window.

Choose a window that receives optimal light, if possible. If you’re just getting seeds started, and warm, bright location away from direct sunlight is best. For germinated herbs, you’ll want to find a spot that receives more direct sunlight. 

Install the right window treatments.

If you don’t want to move your plants around, but still want to make sure they are receiving optimal light, consider installing the right window treatments. Plantation shutters, roller shades, drapes, and more can help to control light within a room at any time of day. 

Take time to fertilize. 

Remember to fertilize your indoor herbs, especially if you’re cultivating them from seeds. Just don’t overdo it. Follow any directions on the label of the indoor plant fertilizer you choose and provide adequate water throughout the growth process. 

Water them regularly. 

If you keep the heat turned on in your home during winter, you’ll want to water your plants at least once a week to avoid having the soil dry out. Keep an eye on them in the first week to monitor how often they appear to need more water, as different herbs may vary.

Harvest sparingly. 

Ready to harvest some mint for your coffee or some rosemary for your holiday roast? Be sure to only take small cuttings from your plants. This will allow them time to regrow and thrive. In winter, this process may take a little longer due to shortened days and crisper mornings. 

Window Treatment Consultation & Installation Near Mill Creek, Woodinville & Mukilteo

Even during these unprecedented times, the team at Budget Blinds is always taking steps to make the customer experience seamless. With a combination of virtual and in-home visits with good safety measures in place, our team can help you select and style the perfect window treatments for your space.

When you contact us, simply let us know if you’d prefer a virtual or in-person consultation. Virtual consultations are available to take away the stress during these unprecedented times, but we assure all clients that in-person consultations will be done with safety measures in place, too. Simply call us at 425-263-9138 to set up a virtual or in-home consultation with one of our designers. To learn more about Budget Blinds of Snohomish County’s updated policies surrounding coronavirus, follow us on Facebook.

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