GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - It is easy to taste summer in your kitchen this winter if you grow herbs!

Many herbs are actually pretty easy to grow indoors in the middle of winter. You need to find a place that has at least six hours of sunlight and not too close to drafty windows or doors.

Bobby suggests that you plant the herbs you choose in separate pots with good potting soil. You want to make sure they have drainage and make sure you don't over water them. If the leaves start to turn yellow then you are not watering them efficiently.

Depending on moisture in your house and available natural light they might need water more often or less so just check the soil and if it is dry up to your first knuckle than water and make sure that the water runs out the bottom of the pot and don't let it sit in water.

Here are some herbs that do really well in the winter.

We want to thank Bachman's for having us and we found all of these herbs there and it is a great place to escape this winter and feel and smell a little spring!

Belinda & Bobby

Pesto recipe:

2c fresh basil leaves

6 garlic cloves (less if you’re not Italian)

1c shelled walnuts (Bel used pine nuts)


1 1/4 c Romano cheese ( Locatelli recommended)

Salt/pepper to taste

1) Combine basil, garlic and walnuts in food processor

2) With motor add olive oil in a SLOW steady stream

3 Turn off processor add cheese, salt, pepper plus few times to combine

4) Scrape into bowl cover and

5) Add to pasta

6) Enjoy

Makes approx 2 cups, enough for 2 pounds pasta