Cosmopolitan (UK)

Even you can make this indestruct­ible herb garden

Congratula­tions on becoming a plant parent! It’s not always this easy!

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There’s nothing like fresh basil on a pile of tomatoes and mozzarella – but it takes patience to raise an entire herb plant. And now, because nature, water and these instructio­ns exist, you can create a simple (and very cute) herb garden in just 10 minutes. Here’s how…

STEP 1

Take some sprigs of almost any herb (think: basil, chives, mint, thyme, oregano) and pluck the leaves off their lower stems. Then cut each stem base at a 45° angle.

STEP 2

Stick your sprigs in cups or jars of tap or filtered water so that the stems are fully submerged. Place them in a spot with lots of sunlight and wait a couple of weeks for your teeny stalks to magically grow roots and more leaves. Pro tip: swap out the water when it starts looking gross.

STEP 3

Move your herbs to larger vessels as they grow (eg those 291 random jars in your cupboard).

STEP 4

Snip as needed for cooking and cocktails.

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