5 Easy Herbs for the Balcony

Laidback Gardener

You can grow almost any herb in a pot. Photo: harvesttotable.com

Traditionally, herbs have always been grown in the vegetable garden. But fewer people have an actual in-ground vegetable garden any more. Or their vegetable garden is in a community garden, far from the table. As a result, although fresh herbs remain popular, they end up not used as much as they should be.

The solution? Grow herbs in pots on a balcony, deck or even in a flower box fixed directly under the kitchen window, somewhere they’re always within reach and therefore easier to use in day-to-day cooking.

Here are five herbs that are easy to grow in pots and that will give you something to spice up your meals throughout the summer and even much of the fall.

Basil(Ocimum basilicum)

Basil is often sold as above, with dozens of seedlings crammed into a small pot:…

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