Friday, September 19, 2008
The cilatro is finally starting to look like cilantro, whith it's leaves looking very closely like parsley leaves. It's too bad cilantro is an annual herb. It would be so nice to have them year round. I'm planning on giving one to Lem & Mike when we go to vegas next weekend. I hope they don't die in the heat. cross your fingers.
I decided to try to grow some berries. I originally wanted raspberries, but the climate is too warm for them here, so I chose blackberries. Ramon said they taste really good on his cereal. I hope by next summer we'll have some to put in our cereal, yogurt, and smoothies.
The mint family. After getting the chocolate mint, I couldn't help but think about all the other varieties of mint, so I got all that smelled really good to me. Although, the chocolate mint is still my famorite! I've been pinching off stems to help promote the growth. These babies are like wildfire. They grow so fast!
Monday, September 8, 2008
I couldn't help myself. Lela and I went to Lowe's after work to look for some herbs for her new garden. At the same time, I picked up a few more starter plants. These would include parslery, rosemary, garlic chives and chocolate mint. I couldn't stop thinking about the mint family. A mint group would be a great addition to my garden. So, I'm thinking of getting two more varieties of mint (pinapple mint, and spearmint).
I've never really heard of garlic chives before, but I guess they're very similar to regular chives, but instead of a mild onion flavor, they have a mild garlic flavor. I'll use it sometime when I'm low on garlic.
I've planted my basil from seeds and it seems to be doing very well. It's been about 5 days now since I've planted them. They'll be ready to eat in about a month or so I think. I'm planning on making some pesto with these babies. yum.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I've been interested in gardening for about 2 years. I also love to cook and many times I find myself buying herbs and only being able to use a handful of it before it goes bad in the fridge. So I've decided to create my own herb garden. Kill two birds with one stone. I started about 2 weeks ago with a starter kitchen herb kit. I found that using potting soil that has some fertilizer (preferably organic potting soil) works much better. I've started with about 3 starter herbs and some packets of seeds that I bought at my local Home Depot. I picked oregano, thyme, and dill. I decided to put them in one pot and it seems to be working well. I will keep you updated on the herbs that I started from seeds.