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The Green Life: Eating Local in Winter: Indoor Herb Gardens

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January 27, 2009

Eating Local in Winter: Indoor Herb Gardens

Indoor herb garden Depending on your region, maintaining a local diet all year long can either be a snap or a supreme challenge. This week we'll explore options for eating locally during the winter months.

Tip #2: Grow Your Own Herbs

A small indoor herb garden adds greenery to a home while providing fresh, flavorful accents for winter recipes. Basil, thyme, oregano, sage, and parsley are great herbs for beginning gardeners. Place your plants in a spot where they'll receive at least five hours of sunlight. A south-facing windowsill is ideal. Keep the soil moist and enjoy your locally grown herbs all winter. Find gardening tutorials here and here.

Share your tips: What are your tricks for maintaining a bountiful indoor garden?

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