|(ps. these living herbs are from my farmer friend maggie's greenhouse)|
this year, i was determined to start my own herb garden.
i wanted to add a bit of green to our kitchen and also to spice
up my vegetarian dishes with a little home-grown flavor.
i bought a basil, curly parsley and lavender plant and placed
them on a small tray on my kitchen table where i thought there would
be plenty of sunlight and plenty of opportunity for me to whisper lovely
things into their leaves, like: "grow, please, grow."
but unfortunately, my dreams for an herb garden withered and died
as quickly as my plants did. they dried up. they looked parched.
i watered them. i moved them to a new location, in our bedroom,
with all of our other happy thriving plants- but it didn't matter.
they are now outside on my back porch as one last ditch effort
to resurrect a failed dream and grow something. anything!
have you had any luck growing an herb garden?
i would love to hear your advice!
here are some great ideas for around the web:
conserve space and turn herb gardening on its head with these sky planters.
i wonder if growing them upside down helps?
the owner of this mini indoor herb garden recommends lots of light & fresh air.
perhaps my little ones didn't get enough of either?
growing all the herbs together in one big container looks like something i have to try.
my in-laws do this, but as you see, they have quite the green thumbs.
vertical gardening is another unique way to grow herbs. i had nick drill holes into
some tomato cans, but didn't want to shock my herbs by transferring them.
maybe i should have???
the writer behind this impossible to kill herb garden says that my basil plant & parsley
may be brought back to life with some more sunlight and some more water.
lastly, how disgustingly cute is this mason jar herb garden?
i think i need to try this one, like, yesterday.