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It’s Springtime at Southern Oaks, which means it is time to get outside and garden! Unfortunately, many residents face gardening challenges due to the lack of outdoor space. Did you know that you can still garden in your apartment? Besides looking pretty, making your apartment smell amazing and making your food taste delicious, you can learn a lot from growing an herb garden. Maybe it will inspire you to find your inner gardener! Here’s how you can get started by creating your own Mason Jar Herb Garden.Herbs are the perfect things to grow inside, and they add so much flavor to recipes. Everything tastes better when you use fresh herbs instead of dried. When you place your herbs in a sunny window, they are always at your fingertips when you need to snip a few sprigs for a dish. To make your Mason Jar Herb Garden, you will need some Mason jars, rocks, soil and herbs. You can either use seeds or herb plants..

    1. Place some rocks in the bottom of your Mason jars. Since the jars do not have holes for drainage, the rocks will help keep the roots from getting waterlogged.
    2. Place some soil into the jar. For large jars, you will want to fill it up to the bottom of the rim. For the smaller jars, a tiny bit of soil will do because the plant’s root ball will take up most of the space.
    3. When choosing your herbs, purchase the plants that come in a 4-pack. The root balls of these plants are the perfect size for your Mason jar garden.
    4. Place your plant in the middle of the jar and back fill with soil.
    5. Place your Mason Jar Herb Garden in a sunny window or on your balcony and keep the soil moist. Enjoy fresh herbs all season long!

You don’t have to have outdoor space to enjoy the benefits of gardening! What types of container gardens have you planted?