A Guide to Easily Growing Herbs in a (Small) Urban Space

By Emma Stessman

Thanks to minuscule apartments and an overall lack of greenery, no one thinks of urban environments as ideal for growing fresh fruits and veggies. Still, you shouldn’t let city living destroy your green thumb fantasy.

The truth is, if you have a fire escape, a window, or even a table with a lamp (more on that later), you can create a garden filled with edible greens.

The best and easiest place to start is by growing herbs. They tend to require less space and less attention than most standard garden veggies, and having fresh basil and mint on hand to slip into salads and cocktails is always a plus.

RELATED: How to Store Fresh Herbs So They Actually Last

Below, we’re sharing the basics on how to grow three of the most popular herbs in your small space, so you can start sprouting antioxidant-packed plants at home in no time.

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