If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on last year's failed attempt. All you need is this herb garden cheat sheet!
Have you ever wondered how avocados grow? Next time you cut open an avocado, save the seed and grow an avocado tree. This is a great project for the summer with the kids. Step 1: Remove the seed Step 2: Push in 4 wooden picks Step 3: Fill a clear glass with water and immerse the bottom of the seed in water. Step 4: The seed will sprout in 2-8 weeks. Step 5: Once the tree stem grows 6-7 inches tall, cut it back. Step 6: Water the tree regularly