I'm starting to use fresh herbs in my cooking way more because I like how fragrant and tasty the herbs are compared to stuff from a bottle. Buying fresh herbs though when you are a single person living in an apartment gets kind of expensive because fresh herbs are usually sold in bundles and I never need that much for my cooking at one time so I end up throwing much of it away which does sadden me. I've tried freezing them and it usually ends in a fail on my part.
So after seeing this really cool chocolate mint plant, I've been thinking more and more about growing some herbs right here in my apartment. I figure too it would be a nice way to have living things in my place...with the bonus that I can eat the plant later on.
I haven't started yet. My parents are here this week so maybe I can get mom to help me going on the herb project since she has a green thumb. For now, I searched the interwebs and found some really good tips on how to get started with growing herbs in an apartment.
- Never Buy Fresh Herbs Again - includes tips on how to grow herbs in pots and apartments with some links to yummy recipes using fresh herbs. [A Veggie Venture]
- Culinary Gardening in Any Space - includes a nice list of herbs that are a great start for beginners. [Suite 101]
- Here's a beautiful gallery of 10 urban gardens for growing food in small places - people are so creative. [The Kitchn]
- This whole blog is about gardening tips for apartment and condo dwellers. I got lost reading the post as there are some really cool things here like this beautiful pictorial, "Herbs to grow for ethnic cuisine." [Life on the Balcony]
So, have you started an herb garden in your apartment or condo? Got any good tips to share?