Spring is here (at least officially; we’re still looking at snow outside), which means it’s time to get on top of gardening. But if you don’t have a roomy backyards (or even a fire escape), check out YourDailyThread’s indoor herb garden how-to (your cooking will thank you):
Attention all apartment dwellers! Beautify your indoor space with a simple, do-it-yourself, organic herb garden. By choosing easy-to-grow herbs, the right soil mixture, and a sunny spot near a window, even those with a not-so-green thumb can make a mini garden thrive. Many herbs are natural health remedies and just a sprinkle makes an average dinner divine.
- A large pot with a hole for drainage and a tray underneath—a 13- 15″ container can hold four grown plants. (We love Green Pots from Ecosource—compostable pots made from rice hulls.)
- Stones or gravel (just enough for the bottom of the pot to promote drainage).
- Seeds such as basil, mint, thyme, oregano, sage, parsley, chives, rosemary (pick your favorites!).
- Organic potting mix.
- Place the seeds about a ¼ – ½” deep and cover loosely with soil.
Continue reading to learn how to plant an herb garden, no yard required.
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