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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a gardening experiment on my kitchen counter! I’ve been growing an indoor herb garden including Mint, Dill, Basil, Chives and Parsley. If you have visited my house, you have probably noticed the Aerogarden 6 on my counter. It’s about the size of a coffee pot and has been working even better than I hoped.
We’ve got an Aerogardenfrom MiracleGro on our counter.
Growing an Indoor Herb Garden
Growing these fresh herbs has been such a fun experience for me as well as for my kids. We go past it every day and watch to see when the seeds are starting to sprout. Each of us has taken our turn being amazed at watching these seeds start to grow into full green plants.
It took about 2 weeks to really start to see the first major growth. We anxiously watched to see which of the herbs would sprout first. The basil definitely won the race. But once the other herbs started sprouting, it didn’t take long for the plants to all start growing fast.
Now that I’m able to have an indoor herb garden, it’s time for me to find some creative ways to use the fresh herbs. I
How to Preserve Fresh Basil
- Pick off the basil from it’s plant.
- Wash the leaves and dry on a paper towel.
- Use a food processor to chop the basil. Add in several drizzles of olive oil.
- Spoon into an extra ice cube tray.
- Wrap the ice tray in saran wrap to prevent freezer burn.
- Once frozen, pop out the basil cubes, store in a ziploc baggie. Make sure you label the bag so you will know what you have frozen.
What herb would you be most excited to grow in your Aerogarden 6? Got any great recipes that use fresh herbs? I’d love to hear!