Having fresh herbs around the kitchen is convenient for fun and tasty cooking, and it’s healthy, too- herbs have a ton of amazing health benefits.
Most herbs are easy enough to grow indoors all year long, if you can keep them on a counter or windowsill where they get 5+ hours of direct sunlight. Make sure your container has good drainage (poke holes in the bottom if necessary) and sits on top of something to avoid spillage. Water them as needed (the soil should stay moist but not drenched) and enjoy fresh herbs in your cooking! Pretty easy!
Make a homemade herb garden for your kitchen:
You could experiment with different sized cans, but larger would probably work better. Also, if you’re worried about the can lining leaching into the soil, choose cans with a BPA-free lining (many organic brands have switched to this).
In addition to the cute containers, you will need:
- potting soil (a particular blend suited for container gardening)
- the herbs themselves- pick up seedlings from the farmers’ market, a nursery, or home improvement store, or grow them from seed if you don’t mind the wait
- something to poke holes in the bottom of the can (not included in the tutorial above)
- some twigs- break ’em up and add about an inch to the bottom of the can before you add soil, to help with draining the soil and keeping your herbs healthy!
Try cilantro, basil, chives, dill, mint, etc. Whatever you find is called for or goes well with the type of cooking you like to do.