Do you have too many summer projects to count?

Are you planning to paint your front porch steps that are peeling worse than the sunburn you got while mowing the lawn, perhaps? Maybe you’re building that wrap-around porch, which is still just a whole lot of galvanized deck screws, caulk and weather-certified lumber.

Why don’t you take a break from those unremitting outdoor projects and try your hand at growing an indoor herb garden?

Slate recently published this straightforward how-to video that guides you through the basics when it comes to planting and cultivating herbs indoors. For example, learn which herbs to grow in colder rooms. Also, don’t use potting soil! Who knew that?