Whether you live in a dorm room or tiny apartment, every small space could use a little greenery — especially when winter weather traps you indoors. Why not choose an indoor herb garden, which doubles as both home decor and edible ingredients?
Chives, mint, parsley, thyme, and rosemary are all good beginner herbs.
Plants absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale and release fresh oxygen into the air. In other words, they clean the air naturally, according to NASA.
All you need are a few starter plants, a planter (with good drainage) for each one, indoor potting soil, and an area that gets plenty of light. Keep each planter on a saucer to prevent ruining your tabletop or windowsill.
Gray, rainy days or chilly temps can make anyone want to stay in bed. But bringing a bit of nature indoors can brighten things up and add a pop of color to the day.
Chopped basil scattered over pasta or chopped cilantro as a soup garnish can brighten any meal. A quick snip from your kitchen's indoor herb array is both delicious and less expensive than buying fresh herbs at the store.
Whether you're starting the day with an energizing green smoothie or treating yourself to a mint mojito after-hours, herbs add a burst of flavor to your favorite beverage.
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