Frugal Ideas – Grow Your Own Herbs

You can cut up a milk carton (cardboard or plastic), load it with cheap soil, poke holes for drainage, make a drainage tray from another container to put under it, set it on a window sill over the kitchen sink, and grow your own herbs. An added plus is that they tend to not go bad as quickly as the cut fresh herbs in the grocery store. Seeds are roughly $1.00 for a year’s worth. Watering is easy – it’s right next to the sink. If the herbs are ripening and you can’t use them, you can dry them out and preserve them yourself – with the plus that you can re-use all those empty spice bottles. If all else fails, chuck them in the crock pot with your leftovers before they go bad and make some potluck stew. You can find more ideas on inexpensive gardening at www.instructables.com.

Estimated savings: $5.00/month

One Response to “Frugal Ideas – Grow Your Own Herbs”

  1. Romilly says:

    Germinating the seeds really needs a lid…
    these are good instructions for building one out of a take-out container…
    http://www.instructables.com/id/AppleBees_Carside_To_Go_Container_Seed_Germinator/

    And if you want to get REALLY ambitious, I just thought this was cool… http://www.instructables.com/id/S6N2LKZFLKK0RM2/

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