How To Grow Fresh Herbs At Home

How To Grow Fresh Herbs At Home

Herbs are one of the healthiest, simplest and delicious ways to season your food.  However, at $2 per packet the cost can really add up!  I found the best solution is to create a small kitchen herb garden so you always have fresh herbs on hand.  Here are a few easy steps to create your own!

1. Pick the right spot – Herbs need about 5-6 hours of light per day so make sure you have a sunny location.  Rotate your garden once a week so that both sides get equal sun!

2. Pick the right pot – Herbs love soil that is well drained so make sure to choose a ceramic pot with a small hole on the bottom and a tray for the water to drain into.

3. Pick the right soil – Herbs aren’t picky when it comes to soil so any potting soil will do. They do, however, love nitrogen! An easy way to fortify the soil is to bury a tea bag in the soil.  The bag will decompose and it will do wonders for your garden!

4. Pick the right herbs – Start with the herbs that you use the most. I absolutely love rosemary, thyme and basil!  You can use clippings from another garden, or I find it easier to buy small starters from your local nursery.  Make sure to plant each herb a few inches apart so they have room to grow!

If you’re not much of a DIY-er – or if you are looking for a healthy and thoughtful gift this holiday season – check out the Mason Jar Herb Garden Kit by Maker’s Kit.

Now you are ready to start adding great homemade flavor to your favorite dishes! Put your fresh herbs to use with this Lemon Rosemary Chicken.  It’s an easy dish that everyone will enjoy!

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