Want to become a better cook without dropping stacks of cash on fancy pans or a culinary school degree? Here’s the secret: fresh homegrown herbs. Whether you’re grilling a fish, basting a pork chop, fixing a pasta salad, garnishing a cocktail, or even serving up some ice cream, nothing adds the flavor factor like chopped chives or a sprinkle of lavender.
The best part? Impressing your guests couldn’t be easier.
The Easiest Way to Grow Herbs
Step 1: Start with a terra-cotta pot with holes (aka strawberry pot). We prefer a 3-gallon one. Fill bottom third with good-quality potting soil.
Step 2: Insert plants into holes; fill soil gently around the roots.
Step 3: Add soil to next level. Repeat all the way to the top. Place in full sun. Water regularly.
Tip: Plant largest herb on the top.
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