Watering the garden is my daily dose of happy. To join my garden, a candidate need fulfill one criteria only: to be delicious. Hubby does the watering each afternoon, while I like to talk to my herbs and pet them and take in the lingering fragrance on my fingertips.
I had been eyeing my jungle-like yard for a while now, trying to find some space for a little herb garden. Turns out, once all the overgrown weeds were pulled out, I had a nice patch of real estate (and a landlord who’s pretty chill). I’ve always had potted herbs here and there, but they seem to do SO much better in the ground. If all goes well, It would be nice to add some more veggies to the mix like zucchini, eggplant and peppers.
So far I have parsley and green onions,
Basil and rosemary,
Mint, lots of mint. It’s a good thing I followed online tips and planted this one separately in a planter because if not contained, it grows so rapidly to the point of being invasive to its neighbors.
and cherry tomato,
and sprouting from an egg carton are a mix of mesclun greens.
Nothing beats being able to just run outside to grab some fresh basil for a pasta, or arugula for a salad! It’s like having a little organic farmers market outside your doorstep.