A Kitchen Garden: Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Fresh herbs on the kitchen windowsill will reward you with flavor, fragrance and foliage.

Aloe vera truly deserves a spot in the kitchen—preferably near the stove. Its leaves are filled with a sticky gel that promotes healing when applied to burns, abrasions and inflammations. A slice of aloe rubbed on a burn will sooth, heal and help prevent scarring. Aloe prefers bright sun, occasional watering and well-drained soil.