One ingredient that works for almost any recipe is fresh herbs, but using fresh herbs can get pricey. A small package like this costs about two dollars. If you’re buying a package of fresh herbs once a week that comes out to over a hundred bucks a year. However, a five dollar investment for a plant will let you grow herbs for years for almost nothing.
Michael loves to garden and he has three rules for growing herbs indoors: drainage, water, and light. Drainage
This is important because it keeps the roots dry. You can easily achieve effective drainage by adding rocks and pebbles to the bottom of a pot.Water
This is where people get nervous because if you over water than you will kill the plant. Test the soil first before you add more water. If it is most moist than hold off.Light
Herbs need plenty of light, and if you don’t have a southern facing window with lots of sun a grow light is a great investment. They cost under $20 and can be found at any hardware store or gardening center.
Michael suggests getting started with chives, mint and parsley. These are the easiest to grow because they require minimum light and water. Also the more you trim your herbs the more they grow.