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You Will Need
- Fresh soil
- Even sunlight or fluorescent lighting
- Liquid plant food
- Soap spray (optional)
Dig them up
Dig up herbs before the first frost and plant them in fresh soil, allowing for a couple of inches around the root ball.
Choose hardy plants
Choose hardy plants to bring inside. Transplant them to containers that are deep enough for roots and that have drainage holes.
Keep them outside
Keep the potted herbs outdoors -- but out of direct sunlight -- for a week. This will condition them for less sunlight and acclimate them to the containers.
Maintain five hours of direct sunlight daily to keep the herbs fresh. Turn them on a windowsill for even light, or expose them to fluorescent lights hung six inches above the herbs for 14 hours per day.
Group your herbs closely to create humidity. Set your pots on a layer of gravel to ensure cool moisture without waterlogging the plants. Use liquid plant food at half strength to boost their health.
Harvest a little each time
Harvest your herbs in small quantities, leaving at least two growth points for new shoots to encourage density. Enjoy your fresh herbs all winter long.