Low light

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by skilletlicker, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. skilletlicker

    skilletlicker

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    The window sill I have previously grown herbs in only gets 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight per day. Does anyone know which herbs, if any, would prosper under those conditions?
     
  2. phoebe

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    I'm not really sure. That sounds like a pretty small amount. I know that, outside, my flat-leaf parsley and mints prefer morning sun and afternoon shade, so you might try them. But basil, thyme, chives, and rosemary seem to prefer lots of direct sun.
     
  3. apinchof

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    Chervil would be a good choice. Mints are fairly tolerant of some shade as is parsley. You might also have some fun with gourmet greens like lettuces and arugula. I often grow these in the garage during winter when the light is low and sparce. It's a real treat!
     
  4. markv

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    Ya know, they say that rosemary and thyme need lots of sun, but every winter I put my rosemary & thyme pots on my kitchen window sill, which does not get a great deal of sun and they do OK.

    Mark
     
  5. mudbug

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    Herbs in general require a lot of sun, full sun, 6 - 8 hours a day.

    So get them a grow light. As simple as a lightbulb and very inexpensive to keep the warm and happy.