When you live in the city, it is more difficult to find an opportunity for gardening. With limitations of no yard, you have to make your space work for you. I live on the fifth floor of my apartment building - some would say the penthouse (no they wouldn't) - and have no space to plant a garden. What I do have is great sunlight and a window sill which is just enough space for me to plant some herbs and reap the benefits of fresh seasonings.
My latest project to help make my apartment an abode was planting my own herb garden. This was a fun project and quite easy. I decided to take a trip to the local Mt. Sinai thrift shop to look for planters. A shelf of blue and white pottery caught my eye and I knew that was the direction I wanted to go. I thought the blue and green would be a good contrast. I found five 'planters' that I liked and skipped out of the store only spending $18. Next stop was Trader Joe's for the herbs. Yes, I recognize TJ's probably isn't the most ideal place to get herbs, but it was convenient and I know they are good.
From there, it is pretty simple. I tried to pair the herbs that I thought would grow the biggest with the larger pots.
The best part about having fresh herbs is the smell!
As someone who doesn't do a tremendous amount of cooking, I'm not sure how often I'll actually use some of the herbs. However, I am currently accepting offers from those who enjoy cooking and will come use them!
I made a little bit of a mess, but that's part of the fun!
I am lucky that my apartment gets a good amount of light during the day. The window sill allows the herbs to sit pretty and grow big with the help of some water. As we transition into Spring, it's a great time to start growing plants.
It's quick and easy and fun to do. Plant some herbs and watch them grow. Personalize the potting to your home's decor and give it some personality. Enjoy them on a pizza, in a pasta or as a topping to guacamole!
When it comes to gardening, do you have any tips or tricks? Share them in the comment section below!