Contrary to popular belief, growing your own herbs is easy. No, really! Here are three low-maintenance, practically foolproof picks that will have you channeling your inner Martha Stewart in no time.
- Eggling Grow Kits ($10): These little ceramic eggs come preseeded with either basil, mint, or thyme. Gently crack open the top with the back of a spoon, water, and wait. Each Eggling comes with an extra seed pack, just in case the first round doesn't take, all but guaranteeing success.
- GrowBottle Hydrogarden ($35): Housed in recycled wine bottles, these organic/heirloom herb gardens come with everything you need to grow herbs hydroponically. Follow the directions and your oregano, chives, basil, parsley, or mint will sprout within two weeks. With proper care, these good-looking gardens will produce all year long.
- Misco Self Watering Pot (from $6): Available in a variety of colors and sizes, these lightweight pots are self-watering and therefore perfect for the forgetful or frequent-flier gardener. A lipped reservoir makes it easy to keep an eye on the water level and a ventilated base helps with drainage. Once you plant the herbs, these puppies will be on the plant equivalent of autopilot.