Spice Up Your Life With an Indoor Herb Garden

One sure-fire way to beat the winter blahs is to bring the colours, fragrance and feel of the garden indoors. To add some practical elements, in terms of saving money and adding a jolt of fantastic flavour to your meals without adding unwanted sodium, why not make it an indoor herb garden?

Freshly grown herbs give that extra oomph to your meals and perfume the air in your home with the wonderful smells of delicious foods.  Keep it fresh and homegrown by trying out these top 5 most frequently used herbs that do well inside:

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Eat Right Ontario has some fantastic tips on how to make your indoor herb garden thrive, including tips on lighting (how much sun is too much/not enough), watering and what size pots to use.  Surprisingly, many herbs don't do well with fertilizer as they can lose flavour the bigger they grow!

And don't be afraid to get creative and jazz up the presentation and your indoor herb garden does double duty as interesting art. Houzz.com has some great ideas on how to make your herbs functional and beautiful:

Happy gardening, and don't forget your friendly neighbourhood Realtor when you're cooking up your savoury treats!