I've always wanted to start an herb garden. I remember how Aunt Kathy would use fresh herbs from her collection in Charleston, SC and I always loved the idea of having my own to tend to one day. Now that I'm living on my own, I was able to get the time (and space) to start a mini one on my balcony. I decided to go with cilantro, basil, and a mini tomato plant. Cilantro is one of my favorite flavors, especially for a fresh salsa. Recently I've been cooking a lot with basil and this plant smells absolutely wonderful! The tomato plant is more of a curiosity; I'm interested to see these little suckers grow before my eyes. I'll have to update you when it actually starts to produce small little tomatoes!