I have this problem and I'm sure I'm not the only one. The problem is: I never use up my cilantro, basil, and green onions whenever I buy them from the store. Why? Because recipes never call for 10 stalks of green onions, or 1 whole bunch of cilantro, or 10 sprigs of basil. They always call for 1 stalk of green onion, or a few sprigs of cilantro, or a few leaves of basil. It's not like I can coordinate so well that I would make 10 dishes in a row and each of them requires 1 stalk of green onion.
This also bring up the problem of me being too lazy to run to the store just for 1 stalk of green onion, etc. My life is so full of first world problems!
To deal with this problem, my solution is to plant just enough green onion, basil, and cilantro. So, I talked to Nur. Yes yes, I know, I go to Nur for everything. But she's really my domestic goal. When I grow up and decide to decorate a house, get married, have kids, grow a garden, host a dinner party, etc., I will contact Nur for advice on everything.
Nur actually gave me some plastic planter pots, seeds, and cute popsicle sticks to get started. What the? Right? She even put them all in a cute little brown bag with a cute little note. Seriously, man. I feel so special.
So I used Nur's plastic pots, seeds, and some of my starting pots from Target for $1 to sow the seeds. Behold!