The Herb Garden

So I’m in the middle of planting an herb garden.  We have two great planters and we didn’t do a full-attempt last year so I decided it was time.  Last time we planted, we did tomatoes, more tomatoes, peas, and the freaking hottest habanero peppers that ever dug roots.  Oh and zucchini that totally took over the garden (something about not picking them when you’re supposed to).  So we sort of got tired of the gardening thing, but I got some wild hair and decided I wanted one again this year.

I picked up a electric soil tiller and a bunch of baby herbs and tons of seeds.  (See below for the list.)  I had the herb seedlings sitting on my window sill, but my cat took an inordinate liking to them, even chewing on some of them, so we had to move them out to the cottage.  (Notice in one of the pictures, he’s got his eye on the garden.)

Here’s the planters when we started (March 13, 2009):

Before Tilling

Before Tilling

After two days of tilling, planting, forcing the boys to help, and whatnot. 
This is the after  (March 14, 2009):
After Planting

After Planting

So far we have:
  • 8-Ball Squash (or something crazy like that)
  • Basil
  • Sweet Basil
  • Aromatic Basil
  • Pesto Basil (who knew there were so many types?)
  • Carrots (some weird round ball-looking baby variety)
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Marjoram
  • Greek Oregano
  • Italian Oregano
  • Onions (Green)
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sugar Snap Peas (ok not herbs, but we wanted some veggies, too)
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

We’ll see if they survive my black thumb!

I’ll update the pics in a week or two so you get a nice timeline of growth (or death, whichever).

~Melissa

3 Comments ↓

3 Comments on “The Herb Garden”

  1. Erik March 17, 2009 at 7:36 am #

    Very impressive. Last year I grew rosemary, lavender, green peppers, tomatoes, and basil in pots. I think that’s about enough for me:) Good luck!
    -Erik

  2. Melissa Bianco March 18, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    Hey, I don’t suppose you remember if that Lavender took over your garden? I have debated planting it, but I think I may do it in a pot or something. We had some kind of herb (Mint, maybe) that ab-so-lutely took over the back yard like a weed!

    So not good.

    But Lavender smells simply wonderful.

    ~Melissa

  3. Erik March 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    My lavender didn’t spread at all, but yes, mint will dominate pretty much anything. Raspberries tend to do that as well. I didn’t have the lavender in a garden per se, though. I’d say go ahead!
    -Erik

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