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Indoor Gardening With Herb Plants

By December 27, 2012

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There are three successive months in the North, of which December is the first, that inflict cruel and unusual punishment on gardeners. I call them the "Three Scrooges." They cruelly banish our outdoor plant life to a state of dormancy. It's an unusual punishment for folks who have grown used to enjoying flourishing flora over the course of several months.

The good news is that the punishment will end. The bad news is that it won't end until March, when the earliest signs of spring pop up like cavalry scouts to identify Old Man Winter's weak spots. I'm speaking of the early spring bulb plants, of course, such as snowdrops.

So what's a gardener to do, in the meantime? Indoor gardening is great therapy for those of us looking to beat the winter blues. Marie Iannotti, About.com's Guide to Gardening, discusses using herb plants for indoor gardening in this article. "Many herb plants," she writes, "grow quite easily in containers and require only minimal care."


January 14, 2010 at 2:00 am
(1) gardener says:

hi,.. I’am from indonesia. actually i’m newbie on blog. perhaps you give me permission to adapting you your articles.

It never been easier without your permit


January 15, 2010 at 10:47 am
(2) landscaping says:

Hi Gardener,

Welcome. I can’t grant you that permission, but I can certainly try to answer your questions. Feel free to post here again.

January 27, 2013 at 10:39 am
(3) Dargut says:

I don’t mean to shoot your article down, but there are many valuble plants witch have evolved to withstand cold weather. With proper techniques gardeners in north America can grow a plethora of crops throughout the winter and into spring, even as far north as Maine. With simple cold frames as wind protection you can enjoy arugula, dandelion, parsley, scallion, swiss chard, carrot, claytonia, kohlrabi, spinach, and more with minimal sustained effort, and no electrical input.

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