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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?
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post #2 of 5
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.
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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!
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post #4 of 5
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
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post #5 of 5
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.
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