After we finished laying the ground work for fame and glory on Saturday at Railroad Park, I decided it was time to plant an herb garden.
I’ve been talking about it for months. I don’t really know what I’m doing, though.
It is surprisingly difficult to get good quality, fresh, pesticide-free herbs in the grocery store.
I know you’re shocked. Try to calm down.
I’ve become quite fascinated with the healing power of herbs, my favorite being Basil.
I’ve tried all during the winter months to grow Basil in a glass on my kitchen counter, and I have failed again and again. It’s been quite discouraging.
But now that the weather has begun to warm, and Spring has officially sprung here in the ‘Ham, I decided to dig in the dirt.
It was therapeutic.
I have a window box on the front of my house that should be a perfect spot. Direct sun in the mornings, and protected from extreme heat by tall pines.
…But then I read on each little plastic spear that they all need FULL SUN…
I may have wasted my money. We’ll just have to see.
Here’s a poor shot of the fledgling collection of sage, arugula, basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, peppermint and spearmint.
IF they grow, (and that’s a big IF) I’ll have my own stash that I know is grown organically, away from highway fumes, and without chemical pesticides. Perfect for incorporating into our diets. Perfect for use in herbal healing home remedies.
I’m so excited!
pugs & kisses,