Ah what I won't do for a little bit of fresh, green goodness during a Minnesota winter... like potting fresh grocery store herbs meant to be eaten. Yes, my friends, these were spendy bedding plants.
I bought these large white ceramic pots from Ikea for $2.99 each (the same price as those ridiculous herbs).
Then off I went to the shore of our backyard pond to scrape up a few shovelfuls of pea gravel from under the snow. Are you picturing me out there, scraping in the snow, suburban neighbors wondering if maybe I need one of these sun lamps for S.A.D. (maybe I do)? After my snowy trek, I lined the bottom of the pots with the rock for drainage.
I lucked out and found one proper basil plant in the floral section of my local grocery store. What a beauty. Now I'm just hoping these little guys will survive, especially the thyme, so I can use it for my broccoli soup!