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:


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


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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  • Reply
    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!

    • Reply
      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.

  • Reply
    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

    • Reply
      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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