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Fresh herbs are a great way to perk up your meals, but they can also be one of the most expensive items at the grocery store.

Growing your own is a way to save money and have fun.

Start with a small terra-cotta pot and plant your three kitchen favorites, says Lowell. For about $17 in supplies, you can harvest it all summer.

One practical -- and fragrant -- combo he likes is basil, rosemary and thyme.

Not only will you save some money, but you will also get the enjoyment of growing and harvesting something you're using in your own meals, Lowell says. "It heightens the experience on a lot of levels."


 

 

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