Growing herbs inside

Asked February 28, 2016, 9:39 AM EST

I have an outside herbal garden that does very well and I really enjoy having fresh herbs. I decided to try growing indoors for the winter. I bought basil, dill and oregano. I planted them in a good potting soil and put near a southeast window, All three wilted and died within 10 days. I did water when dry to touch. What did I do wrong or what can I do different? Thank You

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Herbs can be a little tricky to grow inside but it can be done. It is the amount of light, moisture and humidity that matter as well as the type of herbs. Some may require supplemental lighting. Basil and dill are difficult to grow indoors.
Herbs can do very well in a south-facing windowsill such as Oregano, thyme, parsley, sage, chives, onion sets, and mints.
See the attached links for growing herbs indoors http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/fact-sheets/herbs/growing-herbs-indoors
http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2011/InsideHerbs.shtml
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