Let’s say you’re cooking a new recipe that calls for fresh mint. You head to the grocery store, pick up a big bunch of it, and then go home to use…. exactly one sprig.
A few weeks later you open your fridge to find the rest of the withered bunch, forgotten and shoved to the back of your crisper. It’s easy to let herbs wilt to waste, since they’re often used as garnishes or small amounts of spice. Growing your own herb garden is a great way to solve that problem, since you can pick leaves as they grow and plan your meals around your budding plants. Here’s how to get started, including tips on how to find the herb that’s right for you.