Are you anxiously waiting for the first crocuses to show their color? Try cultivating a little summer with vegetables and herbs in pots to make your meals a little tastier.These tips are from Greenwrite on the Seventh Generation online news letter. www.seventhgeneration.com
Herbs A lot of herbs grow well in pots indoors – and you can keep them that way year-round if you like.
Basil is probably the simplest herb of all to grow inside—just plant a packet of seeds and place
the pot next to a south-facing window for maximum sunlight. You can also buy cuttings or small
starter plants of oregano, parsley, thyme, or rosemary year-round and plant them in small pots.
Root Vegetables Imagine – a carrot patch with no four-footed invaders! Round varieties of carrots and radishes,
which tend not to root as deeply as other varieties, do great indoors. Sow seeds at any point
from late winter to mid-autumn. All you need is a box, trough, or pan.
No more mealy tomatoes for you! If you’re willing to put in a bit of extra work, you can grow
small types of tomatoes inside. You’ll still need to stake the plants so they can bear the fruit’s
weight, and most plants will need to be transferred from a small pot filled with starter mix to a
larger container of potting soil as they grow, but the end product is like a delicious handful of