We’ve previously talked about storing your spices, but what about growing them? You can create an indoor herb garden in your kitchen, or right on your covered back porch, so you can enjoy fresh herbs all year long! Love to infuse your water or add a tangy taste to your recipes? Snip fresh basil, rosemary or mint leaves to add to your favorite dishes.
Some benefits of growing your own herbs and spices indoors include:
- Limits bug infestations
- Grows all year long
- Within easy reach
First you need to decide how extensive you want your garden to become. Remember, the larger the garden, the more the upkeep, but you can grow all the spices you desire. If you want to grow several different types of herbs, you may wish to extend the garden onto your covered back porch, sun room or another space in your home where the herbs can receive as much natural sunlight as possible.
Going to grow for broke? Try this Vertical Herb Garden on for size. The eight rows allow you to plant several types of herbs or plants and the slanted design gives you easy access to each one. The vertical design also saves space in your sun room or green house, and herbs are designed to grow outwards so as you cut herbs, you are naturally pruning your garden!
If you’re not sure how much time or money you are willing to invest in this project, the Metal Planter may be the way to go. This adorable flower planter features three small pots so you can grow three different types of herbs — or a lot of your favorite herb. Simply place this planter on your kitchen counter or window sill so you can easily snip off herbs while cooking dinner, preparing marinades and so much more.
Mason jar gardens
For more versatile gardening, hop on the mason jar bandwagon to create an herb garden that is the perfect size for your space and herb needs! Simply grab some mason jars from your pantry, decorate them as desired, and start planting your favorite herbs. You can even use some household labels to indicate the spices in each jar. Place these jars around the kitchen, dining room or sun room and they will also act as natural décor pieces for your home!
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Mary Joesten is a content writer for Organize It, Stacks & Stacks and the Organization Store.