If there is one thing that is not great about living in the city, in an apartment, then it is the fact that you don’t have much of an opportunity to be close to nature. Of course, you can go on holiday to a naturally beautiful place once or twice every year, but other than that, most of us do not have much of an opportunity to connect with nature.
Fortunately, there are ways in which you can bring in bits and pieces of mother nature into your home. Regardless of whether you are looking to plant a garden for purely aesthetic purposes or if you want to reap some “edible” – source: www.ontapblog.com
It’s getting really cold and frosty so not much is happening in our garden at the moment. Using vintage Twinings Tea Caddies that Allison found at a local op shop, she drilled a couple of drainage holes in the bottom and planted coriander, basil, curly parsley, chamomile and some succulent plants. We love this idea and look- brightening up the kitchen windowsill and there is no more venturing out into the cold weather while cooking. via apartmenttherapy.com
When growing kitchen herbs from seed, make sure you soak them between wet paper towels for a few about three to four hours. Next use a mixture of potting soil, peat moss and perlite (available ready-mixed at nurseries) to fill your container until 2cm from the rim. Sprinkle the seeds over the soil and cover them with about half a centimetre of extra soil. If using a single large container or pot for your entire kitchen herb garden, designate areas for different kitchen herbs (if required use garden markers to identify your kitchen herbs). – healthontrack.info