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Kitchen Herb Garden

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Kitchen Herb Garden

A small herb garden is one of the most efficient ways to add fresh color and flavor to your cooking. Even in a small home or apartment you can easily grow a row of potted herbs on a windowsill or patio.

Growing your herbs is also significantly cheaper than buying fresh sprigs of herbs from the grocery store or farmer's market. You can buy a small plant and a pot for less than ten dollars and have herbs for the entire life of the plant, instead of paying three dollars for a sprig or two every time.

I also like to make pots out of recycled containers. Loose leaf tea tins are a great choice. I use a hammer and nail to punch a few holes in the bottom for drainage and then use the lid to catch the runoff. Fill with soil and a small plant and place in a sunny kitchen window and you'll have fresh herbs within reach any time you're cooking.

The herbs I find myself using the most are thyme, rosemary, oregano, and basil. I've also grown lemon verbena, sage, mint and lavender.

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Thyme

Basil

Lavender

Rosemary

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