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Advice for Winter Indoor Herb/??? Garden

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Location: Oregon
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Ok, so winter is coming, and I just moved into my rental house this year. I do plan on making hugel beds soon, as my landlord is cool with that, but I thought that for winter I totally should take advantage of the ginormous windows. My space looks very much like this:

I have a sofa pretty much like the one in the photo. The left window is South facing, the right is West. Last winter it was getting nice and warm in the living room, actually, it was getting really hot! I live in Oregon, in the middle of the wet side and the dry side. This means that although winters do tend to be cloudy & misty, they can actually have a fair amount of sun as well. My plan was to create a tall, narrow table to put next to the South window, behind the couch. The table could have a waterproof cutout at the top, so I could treat it like a raised bed, OR I would just use pots for each plant. I'd like to try growing basil and other herbs, it really does get a lot of sun. Thoughts?
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Location: Meppel (Drenthe, the Netherlands)
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Just do it, Amy!
Early this year I used my (south-east facing) window as a greenhouse. Here you see some of my seedlings:

(and you can see the typical Dutch weather outside the window)
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Location: Hilversum, Netherlands, urban, zone 7
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Go for it! If I were you I would try a bit of both, so you can experimetn and see what works well in order to keep it in mind for next year.
If it's behind hte couch just keep in mind that you built/set it up in a way that makes it easy to water without splashing the couch with runoff.
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