I have grown them in my windowsill before, but you know how Ohio winters go. Not much sun from October to March. Although we have a lot of windows, we also have a lot of trees, so I would basically have to move them from the front window facing E in the morning to the W side of the house in late afternoon if I wanted them to be able to get the sun they need to survive. I had bought tarragon, oregano, and something else (maybe it was basil, can't remember) in September. They were all dead by December.Does anyone grow culinary herbs indoors, like in the kitchen? Whenever I watch this or that cooking show, they've always got pots of herbs up on the window sill or on the counter somewhere, and they just casually snip off what they need.
I've made half-hearted attempts at growing them indoors in the past, but never had much luck. Then again, I have one tiny window in my kitchen, so not a lot of natural light.
Now I will chop off a large branch of basil and keep it in a vase on my sink to use in the course of a few days so I don't have to go out and cut and wash what is needed each day. My MIL did that with a large branch I gave her and it rooted, so she planted it and now has a basil plant of her own.