Even though spring is just around the corner, if you are anxious to have some spring inside, why not have a small herb garden?
Pick Your Flavors or Scents - What are the herbs you cook with the most? What herbs do you just love the scent of? Choose your plants accordingly.
Find Out What You Need - You will need a sunny spot in your home, because most herbs love sun! However, some like their soil dryer and others like a more moist soil, so if you are planting a few together in the same pot, be sure you pick a couple that like similar soils so you won't over water one plant while trying to keep another in moist soil. A longer, narrow planter works well with several plants, or you can plant each herb in their own pot. Use potting soil over top soil because it has more nutrients and plastic containers will hold the moisture in longer. Good drainage is important, too.
Enjoy Now and Plant Outdoors for Later - If you start your garden with small plants, you can use their leaves generally right away. As they grow, you can move them to a larger pot, or, transfer outside for maximum sun in the summer time. Some herbs are annual plants, while there are a few that are perennial and can be enjoyed for years to come, so if you plant outside, find out what kind you have so that you can plan for the plants' future as well!
Herb gardening is one of the easiest and most satisfying gardens you can have because of the instant gratification of their lovely smells and use of their leaves early on. It's a good way to get your kids to enjoy gardening early on, too!