freshen up your cooking…
growing your own herbs

Spring is in the air, and along with it come images of springtime gardens, fresh produce, and the scent of fresh herbs. There is something incredibly satisfying about growing your own fresh herbs; it’s easy, and can be done indoors or out. There is no space so small that you can’t grow a few fresh herbs for culinary use. All you need is a sunny spot, and you’re ready to go. If space is really tight, you can even grow herbs in a reclaimed wine bottle. Want your herbs the easy way? Try growing fresh organic herbs right in their own bag.

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plant some goodness…
indoor herb garden

Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on gardening. It just means it’s time to take it indoors. You can keep enjoying garden fresh, organic produce all year long with just a little bit of planning, and the best part is, you don’t need a big yard. An indoor herb garden is all about the little things – all you need is a sunny windowsill and the right products.

Pick up an all-in-one kit that includes seeds, growing medium and even a container and make your indoor herb garden super simple. Each kit features a different style of cuisine, pick your favorite, or have several.

Go the hydroponic route with reclaimed wine bottles transformed into cool-looking hydroponic herb gardens.

Take a more traditional approach with these all-natural bamboo pots. A modern, eco-twist on the classic window herb garden. Keep the collection together in a recycled steel grow rack for a modern edge.

Take a super easy approach with a garden-in-a-bag. These all-in-one bags come with your choice of basil, cilantro, thyme, dill, parsley, oregano, mint, or sage.

More the do-it-yourself type? Grab a collection of organic seeds and your favorite pots and planters and design your very own indoor garden.

Embrace the benefits of clay with terracotta herb pots, and a specially-designed sprouting tray to grow your own healthy sprouts for salads and sandwiches.

You’ll have fresh, tasty herbs ready at your fingertips all year long, plus the added benefits of growing something green indoors. Fresh herbs not only taste great, but they look beautiful and smell amazing just growing in your home. Plant some goodness!

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how does your garden grow?
pre-fall planning

garden

Summer isn’t over yet, but it’s time to start thinking about Autumn in the garden. A little prep now will keep things looking their best well into the next season, and lay a solid foundation for an even more beautiful, sustainable garden next spring. It’s harvest time, so there will be a lot of work to do in your vegetable garden, but there’s also a lot of planning that can be done sitting in your favorite chair and enjoying a cool drink in your summer garden. Continue reading

parsley, sage, rosemary and…
time for an indoor herb garden

Indoor herbs

Want fresh herbs to use in your kitchen? Want to have them all year long? Want an easy spring project that will yield long-lasting results? Want a quick way to green up your home, figuratively and literally? Try planting an indoor herb garden. You can grow herbs all year long, and though it may seem like those little pots aren’t going to produce enough for your kitchen, with a little careful planning, you’ll be surprised at your harvest.

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the anywhere garden…
planting in containers

Container Garden

In yesterday’s post, we looked at rooftop agriculture, but what can you do if your roof is just not an option? This is where container gardening comes in. Planting in containers offers flexibility, ultimate control over soil composition and allows you to easily grow a variety of plants with different soil and watering needs, all in a small space. It’s a handy answer for those with small spaces, a tiny window box can support a healthy kitchen herb garden and with just a little bit of space, you could add peppers, tomatoes and other small plants to the mix. For those with yards, container gardening can be a terrific option for seasonal produce, or plants that need to come indoors during harsh winters. Continue reading