I told you all about my garlic chives before but, for those of you who don't know the story, it involved me transplanting the chives in my pajamas, barefoot, at midnight before Moving Day because I just had to take them with me (this is the third year that they've grown back...the same plant). Well, the chives have thrived in our living room window and I've been enjoying them immensely.
So I decided to take it a step further. A couple of weeks ago, we were at the Union Square Greenmarket and the Oak Grove Plantation stand had herbs galore on display - Bug and I couldn't stop sticking our noses into all the plants. I felt sad about our lack of a balcony until I saw this:
Hmm...I asked Adam, "Do you think we can just put these on the radiator in front of our living room window?" And being the adventurous guy he is, Adam said, "Well, we won't know until we've tried."
So here's what I loooove about these herb planters: you can order them with any combination of four herbs that you want. It cost me $22...which isn't cheap. But I was able to fill it out with what I wanted: lemon thyme, rosemary, and a double order of sweet basil. Do you have any idea how much this saves me in the long run???? When I buy cut herbs at the market, it'll cost me anywhere from $3-$5 per bunch. And what if I need a bunch of rosemary and a bunch of basil? That can easily cost me almost $10. For only one week of herbs! Believe me, this planter will pay me back in dividends by the time this summer is over. Not to mention that they look positively lovely in my window:
And we loved them so much and it went so well that Bug bought herself a French lavender plant last weekend (with her own allowance - there's hope for the girl yet!):
Eat, drink, and don't let a lack of outdoor space stop you!