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H: Herb Garden

Yep the theme continues. F was Flowers, G was Garden (Vegetable Garden) etc. and now H is for my Herb Garden. I am starting with some of my favorite herbs basil, parsley and chives. Later this week I plan on picking up some thyme, mint and cilantro seedlings. If all goes well I plan to add spinach, kale and zucchini to our vegetable garden. And if I see them again I will b purchasing the blueberry and raspberry plants from Whole Foods. Yes I have big dreams!

Last year I had some success with a basil, mint and thyme. Some success as in they stayed alive and we enjoyed them hand-picked for about 4-6 weeks. Since then I have done some research and hung out on YouTube so I am praying fora herb garden that will last for many months. I was inspired by a fellow blogger Stacey of The Sistah Cafe to think beyond basic vegetables and herbs. Here is her YouTube video showing her bountiful container garden. I want to belike her when I edible garden grow up. Ha!

I love this little kit I picked up from Walmart. The tiny chalkboard pins were actually a surprise. Obviously I didn’t read the packaging. Thank God Big Z has sidewalk chalk  lying around. How cute is this:

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Here they are potted in our cute little greenhouse from Ikea along with the tomatoes and green peppers.

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Stay tuned for our progress. I’m really excited and even more nervous about this project.

What are your favorite herbs? Would you consider growing them on your own?

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4 Comments

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    tara tyler
    April 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    i don’t have a green thumb, if plants need more than rain and sun, they won’t make it at my house…
    bravo for you! i hope your herb garden bears tasty seasonings!

    happy i day!
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      M J
      April 15, 2014 at 12:36 AM

      I am so nervous about this garden not growing. I keep googling and checking out YouTube videos. I need to purchase some books on the subject for sure.

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    Guilie Castillo
    April 13, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Absolutely! Even here in Curaçao, where the weather doesn’t really help things grow, I’ve managed to get a couple of herbs to sprout. The basil actually got so big I had to start pruning it like a bush 🙂 And then the dry season came and everything died. *Sigh* Good luck with your herbs!
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs
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      M J
      April 15, 2014 at 12:34 AM

      Oh Curacao! I hear is beautiful. What grows naturally there? My family is from Jamaica. Although it is hot, they grew just about everything we ate and raised animals too.

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