What kind of lighting should I use for an indoor herb garden?

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This summer I’m planning to grow herbs for the first time. I’m starting with just a few simple cooking herbs, and I want to grow them in my room but I’m concerned about lighting. They’ll be next to the window so they’ll get plenty of fresh air, but my room isn’t facing in the right direction for a lot of sunlight to filter in. Would it be a good idea to get a timed grow light for them? And if so, what type of light should I get, and what times during the day should it be on?

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Answer by jean ann j
https://gardening.about.com/od/vegetablepatch/ht/window_herbs.htm

This is a good site and it tells about the lighting.

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  1. Hello

    Hopefully this will help you, use fluorescent lighting, and better still compact fluorescent bulbs, then what to look out for is kelvin output, 6000 is ideal, will normally say on either the side of the bulb or on the packaging, and try and give your herbs 19h of light, but not 24h, even plants need there rest.

    Hope this helps