Grow Herbs on Your Own: Tip-of-the-Day #79


Fresh herbs can cost a fortune at the grocery store, and many recipes call for such a minuscule amount that you only use a fraction of what you had to purchase and the rest sadly goes to waste.

Why not grow your own? I found some pre-potted at Trader Joe's and with a little water and sunlight they lasted for months! When a recipe calls for it, you can pinch off a bit of basil, dill, thyme, or lavender — and in the meantime, the decorative herb plants will decorate your kitchen quite nicely. In fact, it will save you from having to buy fresh flowers for the same spot!

Other fruits and vegetable plants that take up little space, such as carrots, radishes and lettuce, or crops that bear fruits over a long period of time, such as tomatoes and peppers, make the best use of space and containers. Strawberries have pretty flowers and foliage and look wonderful while they grow.

So if you have a yard, deck, or even just a small balcony (read: fire escape), you can turn a little sunshine and water into both a garden oasis and grocery savings!

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