Windowsill herbs are often more of a romantic notion than a practical one. Unfortunately the time of year we long for them most, is also the most difficult time to grow them well. It's hard to keep them happy with enough light, heat and moisture. Hard, but not impossible. Actually, I find the hardest part about growing herbs indoors is getting a plant large enough to clip frequently, but small enough to remain indoors.
I have better luck bringing plants indoors at the end of summer, rather than starting them from seed inside. That could be because I'm impatient or it could be that they're already pretty hardy and can handle less than ideal conditions. A few pots on the windowsill aren't as indulgent as bushes of basil in the garden, but they do keep me from feeling totally deprived. I'd love to hear what edibles you grow indoors.
Photo: © Marie Iannotti