No matter how big our window shelf, or how small our balcony, we can always have some spices and herbs at hand. Most of these plants are not demanding and grow well in pots. It is true that they are harder to grow from seeds, but an adult plant will easily survive with minimal care. Many spices will grow more rapidly the more you pick them! Soft-stem herbs, such as for example basil, must be watered regularly, and from time to time (but not too often!), we should give them some diluted fertiliser. An occasional addition of fermentation fluid from the compost compost will suffice.