I love to cook with herbs, but only ever made a big effort to grow basil in the kitchen before. This year i decided I had to try some others. So about 2 months ago, I took some from the herb bed and planted them in a pot, so they could get established before I brought them in. A good plant light is right above them, and the kitchen window gets nice sun for about 4 hours in the morning and early afternoon.
I planted some basil seeds, a little sage plant, a sprig of oregano, a little parsley plant, and a rosemary called creeping rosemary, that’s supposed to be pretty easy to grow. All my favorites to cook with.
They’ve been in the house about 2 weeks now and seem to be doing well. That is a very popular window with MaChatte, cos she can see out into the side yard. Each cat or rabbit or squirrel outside needs her attention, and she runs from window to window to get another good look at them, sometimes growling, depending on what animal it is.
I had a little trouble with MaChatte and some seedlings in the house in the spring, and wrote about how she had outsmarted me. https://sarasinart.net/2013/04/06/proof-that-machatte-is-smarter-than-me/ So when I first brought these in, I was a little worried about finding plants pulled out of the ground, chewed up, or maybe the whole pot upset, or maybe on the floor. (Oh, that would have not been a good day.)
So far, it’s just been a little problem for her getting to one of her favorite windows. That sound you hear is me, knocking on wood now………..