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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Follow us for daily tips and more: Today, Allen answers a viewer’s question about how to grow herbs in an apartment. Have any questions for P. Allen Smith? Leave your comments and questions below! Practical tips for style, comfort and sustainable living from designer and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith. Allen dissects style and function to reveal the tips that will take your home and garden to the next level. More from Allen: More home tips: P. Allen Smith is an award-winning designer and lifestyle expert and host of two public television programs, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table and the syndicated 30-minute show P. Allen Smith Gardens. Smith is one of America’s most recognized and respected design experts, providing ideas and inspiration through multiple media venues. He is the author of the best-selling Garden Home series of books published by Clarkson Potter/Random House, including Bringing the Garden Indoors: Container, Crafts and Bouquets for Every Room and P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. Allen is also very active on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Allen’s Blog and YouTube as well as on the new eHow Home channel debuting January, 2012. His design and lifestyle advice is featured in several national magazines. Learn more at

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  • 0Cotton0Candy0 7 years ago

    awesome? thanks. :))

  • Hooman Nazarian 7 years ago

    im a chef, and indoor herb gardens will help you eat better and healthier, but also make you change the way you think about our kitchens. everyone has a busy life. why not? right?

  • Shawn Merrill 7 years ago

    That’s very cool to know P. Allen. Herbs are very? healthy and tasty additions.

  • tubechic71 7 years ago

    Where can I find herbs now that it’s fall? Are they available in seed form from a garden center? Would basil, cilantro and oregano make it indoors?? That’s mainly what I cook with….

  • scoot47e 7 years ago

    This is excellent! Me and my partner are just about to move into our first home together, with our young daughter. We do have a limited garden space, so I am going all organic an shall be growing our own produce so my Daughter has the best possible start. I would also like to have fresh herbs growing in our kitchen not just for consumption, but for aroma and decor. Do you think I should go out an buy herbs? from te garden centre, then re-pot and grow them? All year around? I leave subscribed also

  • PAllenSmith 7 years ago

    I recommend a designated “potting” soil- my favorite is BlackGold potting soil- and a good drainage? cant be seen when your soil stays moist for about a day, but doesnt HOLD water. Good luck with your potted basil!

  • Adina Ang 7 years ago

    Hi, I would like to know what’s the best soil to use for herbs or what would you personally recommend? Also, how to determine a good soil drainage. I live in Singapore, it’s all-round summer here! Currently, I’m starting on my first? plotted herb, basil 🙂 Excited to expand to more herbs in the future!

  • iuliqt 7 years ago

    Thank you very much for your answer. I want to congratulate you again for all? of your videos. As soon as I saw the first one, I subscribed to this channel.

  • justin van Oeveren 7 years ago

    Thank? you very much for the video. I am flattered that you would respond to my comment. This was very helpful.

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  • PAllenSmith 7 years ago

    Well, it depends on the soil drainage? and heat outside, but I water mine every couple of days.

  • PAllenSmith 7 years ago

    Basil actually prefers direct sunlight, and a lot of? it!

  • Beatxful 7 years ago

    hi sir!! could you? please tell me how often in a week should i watering my basil? many thanks !!!

  • iuliqt 7 years ago

    Hello, these videos are great! I hope you could answer a? question: basil prefers a smaller amount of light? Thank you.