With windowsill planters, container gardens and indoor hydroponic growers rising in popularity, society seems to be normalizing the idea of growing food at home (thank goodness!). There’s something about harvesting fresh fruits, veggies and herbs you’ve grown on your own that triggers senses of joy and accomplishment like no other. Whether you live in a small apartment dwelling or a house on acres of land, you have the ability to grow your own food. Here are a few ways to get started:
- Regrow lettuce and veggies from food scraps, such as celery (and reduce food waste along the way!)
- Start sprouting – it’s easier than you think
- Create an indoor or outdoor container garden
- Make a kitchen herbs garden using recycled mason jars
What is the easiest herb to grow indoors?
Basil! If you have a window that provides a decent amount of light, you’re in good shape. No window? No problem! Basil grows particularly well under artificial light as well, such as a regular compact fluorescent bulb.
Maybe you already have some growing, or perhaps you’re thinking about getting started after reading this article. Either way, the following 10 delicious recipes will inspire you to grab a bag of seeds and get planting. Fortunately, basil grows pretty quickly. This healthy herb is ready to harvest in just three to four weeks!
10 Fresh Basil Recipes to Make with Your Basil Plant
For recipes that require dried basil, or dried herbs in general, follow these 6 Tips to Help You Dry Your Own Herbs.