When it's the height of summer, tomatoes and fresh herbs go together like milk and cookies. Hello, Food Republic Tomato Week! But we're also talking about basil, fresh thyme, oregano, parsley…whatever you're feeling. Add a splash of olive oil, a squeeze of citrus or some vinegar, maybe some salt and freshly-ground pepper, and you have yourself one the most wonderful meals of the season. And it's even more satisfying if the herbs came from your own garden.
City habitats may not have the means for prime real estate for exercising one's green thumb, but whatever you might be lacking in garden plots, we're making up for with savvy indoor options. From a repurposed wine-bottle-turned-hydroplanter decked out with everything you need to get started, to hanging and freestanding "green walls," here are six design-forward picks for the gentleman farmer in you.
1. Growbottle hydrogarden, made from repurposed wine bottles ($8-$36 at Uncommon Goods)
2. Suspended glass terrarium by Score + Soldier ($240 at Score and Solder)
3. Freestanding vertical chalkboard garden ($400 at Williams-Sonoma)
4. Macramé plant holder ($25 at CB2)
5. Galvanized steel round tub planter ($65 at Rejuvenation)
6. Living wall planter ($46 at Gardeners Supply Co.)
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