Keeping herbs alive in a city window
August 6, 2011 5:53 PM Subscribe
I have a black thumb, but I'd really like to be able to keep a few pots of herbs in my window here in NYC. Give me your best herb practices.
posted by Ollie to home & garden (15 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
It pains me to buy thyme, basil, rosemary, and sage in packets every time I need a pinch for a recipe. I bought some little pots of the above four herbs at the farmers' market. I put them in my bathroom window, which gets bright morning sunlight. In September I'll move them to the kitchen window (currently holding an AC), which also gets the morning sun.
What do I need to do to keep these alive? Replant them in ceramic pots? Water them a lot or a little? Feed them special food? Give up because it's not possible?
I've read this
, which is useful but not exactly the same. But I may expand to include other herbs as well, if these stay alive.