Thursday, March 19, 2009

Growing a container herb garden

I'm in full garden mode right now, and I'm talking a lot about it over on MNN and a little bit about it here. I think that growing something is important for several reasons, but I also know that there are many people who don't have the time or the space to do a traditional vegetable garden.

I do think, however, that most people have the ability to grow one container of something. If you're trying to get the most bang for your buck, herbs are the way to go. Herbs cost very little to grow, yet are pretty expensive at the store. You usually buy an herb in a large bunch, and chances are you use what you need for a recipe and the rest ends up going bad before you need it again.

Growing your own will both save money and keep you from wasting money and food. It will make a huge difference in the taste of your food. It may even encourage you to try new dishes. 

I found this very informative video series over on that takes you one step at at time through creating an herb container gardening. The first video is here, and you'll have to go to the website to view the rest.

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1 comment:

Glue and Glitter said...

A friend of mine was telling me that you can often get leftover herbs to sprout roots and plant them! I tried with some leftover basil from the market, and it worked! You just stick the bottoms into a bottle of water (I used a found glass Coke bottle, and it was perfect), and wait! Your boys might dig the transformation, too!

It might not go so well if the herbs were in the fridge for a long time. If it's too wilty, those little roots seem to never come out.