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Growing herbs at home

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Growing herbs at home

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Josh Karpf | | Apr 26, 2005 12:44 PM

I want to start growing herbs at home, for the first time. It'd have to be indoors. My Brooklyn apartment has a fire escape but there are plenty of squirrels and mice -- maybe even rats -- that might like to share.

Can anyone recommend:

(1) A good source of seeds, mail-order or local.

(2) Where I can buy dramatic-looking pots, preferably rectangular, to hang inside my windows.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has what looks like a good assortment of seeds, but ugly pots and trays. And I assume I'd be paying museum-gift-shop prices there. A friend with a worm bin at her home has already offered me some compost.

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