Basil: Basil requires lots of light (8 hours a day) and warm temperatures (at least 60 degrees at night). It loves a south sun-filled room, but not too close to win- dows where nighttime temperatures may drop down to 45–50 degrees.
Rosemary: Rosemary can sometimes be difficult. Start by thinning out the plant to allow good air circulation. Rosemary wants all the light it can get and prefers cooler temperatures in winter. A drafty south window is a perfect spot. Do not overwater! Most rosemary is hardy down to 15 or 20 degrees, so don’t bring it in too early. Lavender: The tender lavenders (French, Fringed, Spanish) all need to come in- doors for the winter. Trim them to a nice shape, feed with a balanced fertilizer, and give them as much light as possible. They will reward you with blossoms in about six weeks.
Bay: Bay is one of the easiest plants to winter over indoors. It likes a sunny win- dow and has few problems with insects or disease although it sometimes suffers from scale. If you notice scale, scrape off the waxy bumps and spray with a good organic insecticide. All seasons oil will suffocate the scale.
Lemon Verbena: Lemon verbena is a deciduous plant—it will lose its leaves no matter what you do. Without leaves, it needs less water so be careful not to give it too much. It will do well in an east or west window. In mid-February, just when you are ready to throw it out, new growth will appear. Move it to better light and keep an eye out for red spider mites.
Scented Geraniums: Most gardeners are aware of the rose variety, but there are more than 100 other types each with its own distinctive aroma or leaf shape. These plants tend to get leggy during the winter so trim them quite severely in the fall and touch them up every month or so. The scented geraniums will toler- ate low light situations during the winter and prefer a cool room. Water them sparingly. Aphids can be a problem; inspect your plants regularly; if you find any insects spray every five days for two weeks to control adults, larvae, and eggs.
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