Monthly Archives: September 2013

Grow your own indoor herb garden



Having fresh herb and spices on hand can do wonders to liven up and enhance the flavors of homemade dishes. Creating your own indoor herb garden in your Waterloo apartment is easier than you think and is a great way to save money. With a little instruction and some helpful tips, you’ll be on your way to enjoying a meal garnished and prepared with herbs like rosemary, basil and oregano. If you’re looking for ways to grow your own fresh garden, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel Property Management has compiled some tips to achieve flourishing and flavorful garden produce.


When it comes to gardening it is important to know what plants you want to grow, what kind of care they need and the most appropriate place in your Pinegrove apartment for them. While some plants like a lot of sun and warmth others may prefer a cool and less sunny location. Sarah’s Kitchen Gardens located on 136 Ann Street has a vast selection of stock in their 2013 catalogue and their site offers advice pamphlets for growing basil, strawberries and parsley. The apartments are only eight minutes away by car and are 28 minutes away for those who prefer to take Grand River Transit’s 15 Frederick bus.


You can research plants that are best suited for indoor living by consulting ‘Organic Gardening’s’ Best Herbs For Growing Indoors article. The ‘Canadian Gardening’ Indoor Gardening section features a variety of articles on how to grow, care for and achieve healthy and happy plants. Certain herbs like basil, sage, rosemary and tarragon are all plants that prefer to have a lot of sun and warmth and should be placed by a south-facing window. Other plants grow faster when they are given sunlight in moderation.  These include bay leaves, chives, parsley and thyme. Some plants work best when they are grown straight from seeds and others when they have grown outside and are then transferred to a new pot indoors. Each plant is different when it comes to its needs and it is important to take this into consideration before you get started with your garden.


For those individuals who prefer step-by-step instructions and need a little more guidance when it comes to their green thumb, Canadian Tire sells an herb kit that includes self-contained growing containers and seed packets. With two convenient locations at 400 Weber Street North and 1080 Victoria Street North, both of these stores are less than 10 minutes away from the apartments and offer the perfect place to pick up your gardening goodies.


Enjoy a vast selection of herbs for all your culinary needs and for a tasty addition to soups, salads and teas at Garden Valley Garden Village. Established in 1986, this store located on 3763 King Street East offers individual or mixed planters and baskets. Look through their product listing and load up on basil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel and lemon balm that are perfect for salads and marinades. For more information on pricing, visit the store which is only a 16-minute drive from the Pinegrove apartments.


Providing a peaceful and tranquil living space, Williams and McDaniel’s Waterloo apartments offer an escape to nature and access to major highways including the 401. The Pinegrove apartments located at 145 Lucan Avenue are situated on a quiet residential street and are surrounded by beautiful pine trees and luscious green spaces to explore.