Use these expert tips to help your herb garden flourish.
There’s no doubt that herb gardens are so useful—not only are they pretty to look at, but they also come in handy when you’re cooking. Who wouldn’t want to head to the garden (or windowsill if you’re in an apartment) to grab some fresh basil or thyme for your dinner? Melissa Melton Snyder, author of Herb Gardening ($14; amazon.com), shared her top five care tips with us, so even if you don’t have a green thumb, you might find a blooming garden. And don’t worry about starting from scratch, “I prefer to cheat when planting my herbs and purchase them already grown verses in seed packets,” Snyder says. “For people new to gardening it ensures their success. I have planted from seed before... but I am not patient. “