I must admit that at the beginning of my gardening career I was admiring, with slight envy, one balcony or a beautifully landscaped garden with flowers, plants and other arrangements that make you turn your head when you pass by.
Almost that it feels like going to the owner and ask for a little baby plant. And, not only I turned my head but I also said that I should try to grow a few potted herbs at home.
How hard could it be?
I was watching live food shows whenever I had the opportunity and often put in practice one recipe that winks taste buds. And the fact that the chefs were using fresh herbs and I wasn’t turned into a problem a problem that needed to be fixed. I imagined that the taste was different, the flavors were stronger and of course, the entirely dish was more aromatic. So another reason besides the aesthetic one.
I thought, first of all, of what I used most often in cooking: basil, oregano, parsley and rosemary. I added to the list a pot of mint and lavender which was perfect, especially as summer was coming. A lemonade with fresh mint is like heaven on earth and the smell of lavender brings a special fragrance in the house.
Once the plan had been established, I had to choose from two alternatives to put it in practice: to get seeds and plant them or to buy already grown seedlings or plants and to care for them? Eventually, I went on the option of buying amazing herb seeds, to sow them and watch them grow. I found these on Amazon.com.
This way they will have more room to grow and I’ll have richer plants for my cooking. At first I was quite skeptical about the plant survival rate, but then I realized that things are not so complicated.
If you give them some spacious and beautiful pots, topsoil, the light they need, sufficient water and much love they will grow like Prince Charming. And more than that, when you cook , you will only have to stretch your hand and you will feel like the world’s great chefs .