How to divide and re-pot onions and herbs Take some green onions from your garden and bring them inside. If there are any dead or dry leaves on the onions that you bring in clean them up so that you have nice clean onions. Herbs are also good to grow inside during the winter also. Parsley, oregano, chives, and basil are all good herbs to grow in pots in the window. You can reuse some small pots that you have around the house. If you don't have enough pots you can also use Styrofoam cups. If the plants are bulbs it's good to put them in the pot and then put the soil in so that you can pull them through the loose soil and straighten out the roots. The other plants you can put the soil in the pots first and then put the plants down in the fresh soil. Don't put too many plants in the small pots. 2-3 plants in the larger small pots and 2 plants in the smaller pots should be good so that the plants have enough room to root. Herbs and onions do good inside and deal with the cooler temperature up against a window in winter. After you put the plants in the pots add a little water to get them started off on the right foot. A window seal in the a western window or southwestern window is perfect for growing these plants. If all you have is a north window then you might want to add some florescent light to help them grow. Enjoy your winter garden.