Happy Tuesday, friends! I meant to post this yesterday, but after all it was a holiday, so I took the day off! I hope you had a great President’s Day and are well rested. Today I’m going to share with you my mini herb garden! Come see!
My husband and I cook nearly every single meal at home which is why I like to keep our pantry and fridge stocked as well as possible. And that includes keeping fresh herbs on hand.! Usually I plant an herb garden outside in the spring, but this year we decided to do it early and keep it inside until it warms up a bit. And when I saw our grocery store was selling small pots of herbs, I bought some!
Using a large planter I already had, I filled it with potting soil and popped in the herbs. Happily, my Oregano was still going strong outside so I dug it up, trimmed it and put in in the pot along with the herbs I purchased.
I had these stakes from years ago and they have faded quite a bit from being outdoors. (Maybe I’ll spruce them up a bit with a marker, but for now they do the trick! )
I ended up planting Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano and Basil in my container. These are the herbs we use most often so it makes sense to keep some on hand. And fresh herbs really make a difference when you are cooking, don’t you agree? I tried the herb garden in a few different spots. One, right beside the stove, but it took up too much room.
I tried it on the island, but this is where we do food prep, so it didn’t make sense here either.
So, the mini herb garden ended up on the floor beside the sideboard in the dining room. You can see this spot gets lots of natural sunlight from the windows so the herbs should flourish. However, our little grandson is now mobile, so it may have to move to a table top when he visits. (He does love to say hi to this bunny though.)
When the weather warms up, I’ll probably move the herbs to a larger planter outdoors along with a few other ones we like to use such as parsley, chives and sage. And I’ve really been lucky in the past with some of my herbs coming back year after year, like chives. Perhaps with the milder climate of North Carolina more herbs will come back next year too!
My plan is to get a jump on spring this year and grow a lot more of my flowers from seeds, which means I’d better get started! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day! Much Love, Dell