Windowsill Herb Garden
Who said January wasn’t a good time to plant? Clearly they have never tried growing a windowsill herb garden.
Easy-to-grow fresh herbs are flavorful substitutions for less healthy food additives like butter and salt. Your children will marvel at this simple project, and bland recipes will find new life.
- Cut three inches off the bottom of a milk or juice carton.
- Punch some holes in the bottom of the carton.
- Mix three parts potting soil with two parts vermiculite (available at any nursery).
- Fill the carton three quarters full with this mixture.
- Buy some herb seeds. Good ones to start with are basil, parsley, oregano and thyme. Share extra seeds with friends.
- Plant the seeds according to packet directions.
- Water the seeds regularly. Place a plastic lid or plate under the carton to catch any dripping water.
- Place your cartons on a sunny windowsill and watch them sprout and grow. When the plants are established, simply cut off as much as you need for a recipe.
Looking for recipes for your fresh herbs, check out these websites: