Tropical Gardening: New Yorkers do herb and spice gardening for flavor

This close relative of chives was also grown in some community gardens simply for beauty. (Courtesy photo/Voltaire Moise)

We are home now but were recently in Harlem, New York City. This is where fresh herbs and spices are a natural for outdoor and kitchen gardening. In Hawaii we tend to depend on the convenience of the supermarkets, but growing your own can be fun as well as save money on the food budget.