In the beginning . . .
One early summer's evening I took the trip out to the main garden to harvest various herbs that I anticipated would be incorporated into the evening's menu. I had previously experimented with a smaller herb garden more conveniently located to the kitchen, but for a number of reasons, this garden never produce the same quality of herbs that my main garden did. However, in a pinch, it did prevent me from having to trudge out in the wind, heat, freezing cold, pitch darkness - or whatever else Mother Nature threw at me. Also, I'll admit, I get rather tired at times and just don't feel like expending the effort. Other times, it's just downright laziness.
Then a couple of weeks later . . .
To my surprise, not only were the herbs still as fresh as when I had collected them, they had sprouted roots, grown new leaves and even flowered. I had seen fresh cut herbs at the grocery store. The cut herbs are typically wrapped in packets to allow for attractive display, stored in water to retain freshness and offered at prices similar to what you could purchase a 3 inch potted herb for.