Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fresh Herbs for Spring/Summer

I'm trying something very out of the ordinary for me...growing plants. I tried to have a garden as a small child and became traumatized when the rabbits ate all my flowers. I have not been able to keep plant-type things alive very well sense.

But in the spirit of cooking, and spring, I'm giving it another shot with a few fresh herbs. I have the world's best boss, and she has been teaching me about different types of plants and gardening and such. One Monday morning she bought be some little planted herbs from the farmer's market as a gift! Thus, I needed to get a cute pot to plant them in. And, of course the pot I wanted required a few more plants, and so the adventure begins.

For my lil' fancy herb pots I have planted:
- Regular ol' Basil
- Thyme
- Cilantro
- Spicy Globe Basil

Here's What I Got:
All of my plants all lined up


My cute planter. All three pots are connected to the same drain pan type thing. Sorry for the poor quality photo, but you get to see the cute colors of the planter!

I stole some of my mom's miracle grow potting soil.

Here they are all planted!

Spicy Globe Basil. This stuff smells REALLY good.
Cilantro! I feel some fresh salsa coming on....
And finally... Thyme
What I've Learned:
- Learning to have a green thumb may just be fun!
- Check back with me when I actually make something using the herbs. I'll let you know how it turns out!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Kara

3 comments:

Laurie said...

Hooray for Herbs indeed. Your planters are ca-yoot!

Lara said...

I've been wanting to do a salsa garden. I need to get on that! I, however have a black thumb, so I'm a little intimidated. I did however, bring back some azaleas back from near death, so maybe there's some hope after all!

Katherine W said...

mmmm cilantro!! I tried growing stuff once, but I'm not good at it. Somehow the farmer gene skipped my generation.