How to grow your own indoor herb garden, so you always have fresh herbs

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You can taste the difference in your cooking when you use fresh herbs rather than dried. But buying fresh herbs is a little bit more expensive. And often fresh herbs come in such a big bunches that most of it goes to waste anyway. The solve? Grow your own indoor herb garden.

The best types of herbs for growing indoors includes cilantro, mint, parsley and thyme. And to make them look like regular house plants, you can put them in decorative pots around your home. Just cut a few leaves off when you need them.

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You can use clothespins, tea canisters and tea cups to make your own decorative planters — and on this episode of Home Hacks, we’ll show you how.

To make a clothespin planter: Clip clothespins — plain wooden or painted — around a tuna can. Then, insert a potted plant inside.

To make a tea canister planter: Fill an old tea canister with small rocks. Then, insert your herbs and cover roots with soil.

To make a tea cup planter: Fill a small tea cup with soil. Insert herbs and cover with more soil.

No matter which type of planter you keep your herbs in, make sure they’re watered well. When you’re ready to use them, healthy herbs are best.

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