herb garden

Okay, Iet’s change focus from the ongoing destruction of my flower garden.  (SOB)

I’ve had a working herb garden for a few years now.  But it needed help.  There was a mysterious plant that may or may not have been an herb.  I ripped it out.  The kids kept trying to eat the lantana.  So I moved it to the flower garden.  A giant spider was living in the dirt.  It’s dead now.

I also reworked the soil.  (This is what I should have done every year rather than throwing seedlings in there and wondering why they didn’t last long. )  I’ve got the basics: dill, basil, parsley, mint, sage, oregano, lavender and rosemary.  I just added cumin, cilantro, feverfew, salvia and chive seeds.  I kept a close eye on Violet as she helped me sew.  Last time she planted seeds they ended up like this:

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2 responses to “herb garden”

  1. Nanda

    I love the pictures of your gardens! I used to have a pot full of herbs in Vancouver, and I really want to try some here, but my apartment barely gets any sun. There is no place to buy fresh herbs here–the Spanish seem to season their food solely with pimenton, saffron, and garlic.

    Incidentally, I was just checking out the blog with Cassie and Cory next to me, and they smiled nostalgically at the pictures of Violet. “I love Violet,” they both said.

  2. Nanda

    I love the pictures of your gardens! I used to have a pot full of herbs in Vancouver, and I really want to try some here, but my apartment barely gets any sun. There is no place to buy fresh herbs here–the Spanish seem to season their food solely with pimenton, saffron, and garlic.

    Incidentally, I was just checking out the blog with Cassie and Cory next to me, and they smiled nostalgically at the pictures of Violet. “I love Violet,” they both said.
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

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