Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Much virtue in herbs, little in men.
Benjamin Franklin
Poor Richard's Almanac

I'm still trying to get back into a normal routine after our vacation, and, sadly, I didn't make it into my sewing room this weekend. I did spend a little bit of time working on the herb garden that I am trying to grow this summer.

I used one of those plastic mini-greenhouse kits and started with seeds. Most everything sprouted within days - I was pleasantly surprised.

Not everything flourished. So far I haven't been able to get any rosemary to grow - that's very disappointing, as I love rosemary. Any my cilantro isn't doing that great (and I thought it was supposed to be easy to grow!):

But some things are thriving - like the thyme:

the peppermint:

and the sage and basil:

I'm looking forward to starting to cook with my own herbs! Do you grow culinary herbs? If so, what are your favorite ways to use them in your cooking?

Well, I hope your weekend was more productive than mine, sewing-wise. Please send me some good wishes for getting into my sewing room soon! :)


Unknown said...

I have the opposite of a green thumb, but really would like to have an herb garden. Thanks for sharing yours!

Anonymous said...

I've always grown an herb garden since I was in HS. I use them, but by the time they get ready to be dried, the plant is gone, and even then it's never a robust set of plants! Good luck with it!

Tee said...

I bought two pots of herb, basil and Italian parsley from the supermarket. They are growing quite nicely. I love fresh herbs, it's about the only thing I can grow LO>