Sunday 14 September 2014
30 Before 30 Update - Plant (and Keep Alive) a Herb Garden
Happy Sunday Noobs! I wanted to write a quick weekend post to let you know that I have ticked another task from my 30 before 30 list - planting (and keeping alive) a herb garden. I have had my little herbs growing on my balcony for the last few weeks and, as you can see from the photo, they are very much alive.
I had originally wondered at the beginning if planting each herb in individual pots was cheating, since it's not technically a "garden", but I think that it has actually helped with my success. I'm a small-space dweller and having the herbs in their individual pots made them much more portable - letting me rearrange them when friends were over and on the balcony (no accidental knocking over of herbs) , or to bring the plants indoors when the weather outside took a frigid dip. Another benefit of the individual pots is that my balcony herb garden is easily converted into the indoors once the frosty weather really hits.
My poor herb garden was not without it's casualties. I had a cilantro plant that wasn't able to recover from three shrimp-taco nights in a row. Lesson learned: do not over pluck an herb plant - it will not survive. Other than that one small mishap, I was just diligent to water the plants everyday and made sure they were able to receive plenty of sun without being in direct sunlight. Simple enough, and now I have a great, healthy way to add lots of flavour to my recipes!
I'm trucking along, one task at a time. Which one do you think that I should try to tackle next?
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