As I overhaul my habits to complement my TeamWILD-inspired mantra “I am an athlete” I am paying more attention to the food I eat: increasing the greens, eating cleaner and creating more of my food myself.
That last one has been about cooking at home more; now I’m looking at growing things, particularly herbs as I love them for cooking, hate their cost at the grocery store, and have been reading more and more about their health benefits (note: this is not the post I remember reading, but it’ll give you an idea of the good things herbs can do in your body).
I rent a home without much of a yard. A few years ago, I grew some herbs and tomatoes in containers along the south side of the house.
It was a decent garden substitute, but required a excess of vigilance in the watering department. For the last few weeks, I’ve been on a quest for a better system. I’m about to order a self-watering windowsill box or two (found here) and Gayla Trail‘s latest book: Easy Growing: Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces which, with her book Grow Great Grub, inspires me to also re-purpose tomato cans as I get more adventurous in my mini-gardening. Now to decide between starting with seeds and buying little plants ready to go…
I am open to tips from the gardeners among you and will share my adventure now and then.