Growing herbs indoors requires the same conditions as growing herbs outdoors, so duplicating that environment as much as you can will net you the best results.
What type of light does your herb require outside? (typically around 6 hours per day or so) I’ve had great success with plain old shop lights using florescent light hung around three inches above the plants.
For seedlings, I get best results placing the lights closer, around an inch and moving the light up an inch after they develop two sets of leaves.
The one thing that I had the most trouble with was not lighting, however, it was temperature in the winter. Most herbs need temps over 70 during the day and not lower than 50 to 55 at night. In the winter this can be hard to accomplish. I finally got to where I was ‘cloaking’ them before night fell. (like putting a parrot to bed, LOL) this little bit helped me get past plants doing ‘okay’ to plants thriving.
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.