A COCKTAIL-INSPIRED KITCHEN GARDEN
written by annamarie garcia
Fresh mint for Mojitos? Yes please! The “grow your own” movement is gaining speed and with spring arriving in the Northeast, there isn’t a better time to jump on board this train. Don’t know where to start? We have your back!
You can do all your planting-planning from the comfort of your couch by visiting popular seed suppliers like www.Burpee.com where they sell a wide range of herbs, veggies, and fruit seedlings and seeds. If you are into non-GMO fruits and vegetables check out www.Johnnyseeds.com which is also 100% employee-owned, and they will ship directly to your door.
For whichever seed-source you choose, we recommend grabbing one of these seed-starter kits which include growing-pellets so you won’t have to buy additional soil until you are ready to replant your seedlings into larger pots. Oddly satisfying, this mini-greenhouse allows you to watch your seeds grow into seedlings right inside your home. So, let the April showers rain down while you stay dry and nurture your plants indoors.
In case you need some inspiration for which seeds to plant, we’ve provided some cocktail ideas that put your kitchen garden to good use making it that much more rewarding of an endeavor.
Hint: Planting basil, mint, and rosemary in your garden is a great place to start!