Growing your own windowsill herb garden is a dream of most home cooks. But caring for these plants is a gentle balancing act: watering it regularly, but without drowning the roots; making sure it gets enough sun, but without scorching the delicate leaves. Add summer vacations that cause you to neglect your plants for a week into the mix, and growing fresh herbs indoors can feel near impossible.
Getting your hands dirty in the garden is a lot like getting your hands dirty while cooking--it's a lot of fun. Getting down and dirty in a home garden can provide new opportunities for connecting with and understanding your food, as well as exploring new flavors. If you live in an urban environment or only have a tiny space to work with, an herb garden is a great place to start. Herb gardens, no matter where you live, are totally maintainable and provide a constant source of fresh flavor inspiration.