An easy way to ease into gardening is when you receive a tangible benefit. A cottage herb garden provides visual interest, delightful scents and a perpetual supply of fresh herbs. A snip here, a pluck there and the fruits of your cooking will dazzle family and guests. I like keeping a herb planter close to the barbeque. Fresh basil leaves wilted on a grilled pizza are divine. This article from BuildDirect provides a primer on how to plan for your culinary garden!
If you’re looking for a home improvement project that will add beauty, relaxation and delicious fresh herbs to your life all at the same time, adding an herb garden to your home or yard can be the perfect choice. I love cooking with fresh herbs, but find that buying them at the grocery store can be quite expensive. Fortunately, most herb plants are actually quite easy to grow at home.
For the price of a few packs of seeds or a few nursery plants, you can enjoy a steady supply of fresh and delicious herbs all summer long. In fact, I find that many herbs can also be grown inside the house, as long as you provide them with an adequate light supply. If you’d like to try your hand at growing your own herbs, here are a few ideas you can use as inspiration. (continue with the full article here…)