After spending early March enduring not only freezing temperatures but also out-of-the-ordinary snow, Knoxville finally saw its first bit of spring weather this weekend. While it’s still a little chilly out, the sunny skies were just what many of us needed to get started on outdoor projects.
The nice weather inspired me to pick up a couple of seed packets and give my poor roommates a break from all our spring cleaning duties. We started a couple of flowers and spring veggies, but I’m most excited for our soon-to-be kitchen herb garden.
Growing an herb garden indoors isn’t difficult as long as you know what to plant. Herbs like mint and oregano can tolerate low-light conditions and are easily grown from seed, but herbs like basil and thyme require more sunlight and care to thrive.
Ready to get growing? Get full planting instructions right here.
What are you itching to grow this spring?
What kid (or adult) doesn’t love pizza? Whether you’re a vegetarian like me or a hearty meat-eater, there’s an endless variety of mouth-watering toppings to be enjoyed. So this summer, why not get your children involved in making dinner on a whole new level. Plant the pizza right in your backyard (yes, I’m serious) with this month’s HGTV Family Gardening Club project. For June, we’re making family pizza nights extra fun and extra scrumptious by growing a delectable pizza garden full of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, basil, oregano and more. With fresh-from-the-garden herbs and vegetables, kids will love planting, handpicking their toppings and building their pizzas from scratch (with the help of Mom and Dad, of course.)
Don’t forget to upload pictures of your kids planting their very own pizza garden. We’d love to see their delectable pizza creations, too! And if you’re interested in receiving a new kid-friendly activity every month, join the HGTV Family Gardening Club newsletter.