How to Grow Fresh Basil Easily in the Winter


How to Grow Fresh Basil
If you follow this simple tip, you’ll love being able to have a constant supply of fresh basil available through winter or anytime.


Having limited space, I love to save some room for herbs in my garden.  The local wildlife usually left herbs I planted alone.  However, this year the beasts included most of my herbs along with the rest of my vegetables as their salad bar.  For some reason, however, our deer, ground hogs, rabbits, and whatever else that dines in my yard didn’t care for the basil I had planted.  Then again, maybe they were just full before they were able to find it.  Nonetheless, I did get to harvest a lot of fresh basil.

Fresh Basil Is the Easiest Herb to Grow 

I didn’t realize how much fresh basil I had picked until washing the large assortment that I had cut.  Having too much, I put a few pieces in a jar of water on my kitchen window sill.  To my amazement, my basil took to the water before I knew it and was rooting like crazy.

Believe it or not, I could pick fresh basil from this jar if I had wanted to.  However, I am going to plant it and keep it inside for fresh basil in the winter.  Anyone that loves basil definitely should try this tip because this particular herb won’t disappoint you in providing a fresh winter basil supply for your recipes.

If you have a garden, I just wanted to let you know that you can pick some and put in a jar and watch it grow for fresh homegrown basil in the winter.



  1. Soozle
    September 23, 2013 / 1:25 am

    Great tip! Thanks for sharing

  2. vanessa e
    July 8, 2015 / 2:10 am

    Thats amazing!! I had no idea all I needed was a mason jar, some water , and some basil to start my own windowsill herb garden. Thanks!

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