ISSUE 43  |  Small Living

Gift for the Gardener: Instant Indoor Herbs

October 26, 2012 3:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

The latest addition to my list of go-to gardening gifts (and my host/hostess gift arsenal): bamboo pots that contain everything necessary to grow a windowsill herb perfect for culinary clipping. A treat for my green-thumbed friends (you know who you are):

Above: The Bamboo Grow Pot: Basil is a great addition to a kitchen herb collection; available with a variety of herbs, each pot is $22 from Branch Home. (N.B.: Michelle offers great indoor herb growing tips in her post “5 Quick Fixes: Herbs for the Kitchen Windowsill.”)

Above: Consider a windowsill herb trio by complementing the individual grow pots with a Bamboo Grow Pot Rack. Crafted from US recycled steel, each rack holds 3 bamboo grow pots; $11 (no pots included) at Bambeco.

Above: The Bamboo Grow Pot arrives in gift-worthy form: packaged in a sustainable bamboo pot and tied with a ribbon made from recycled plastic bottles. The pot’s lacquered lid is finished with all-natural materials, and becomes a convenient saucer. The Bamboo Grow Pot: Lavender (don’t miss Maria’s favorite Lavender Soda Recipe); $22 at Branch Home.

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