Last spring, summer and fall I posted a weekly garden report.
When I began last year I wasn’t so sure I’d have enough to post about each week.
That was not a problem. There seemed to be more than enough going on in the garden to keep posting weekly.
So anyway, I enjoyed it so much, I’ve decided to bring it back this year.
This will be the first Monday Garden Report for 2010.
Over the last couple of years I’ve had an interest in planting an herb garden.
But with me going to school this year I’m not so sure I can keep two gardens weed free. It’s hard enough to keep up with one.
And I’m not so sure I’ll use a lot of herbs if I planted them.
So, while I was in the local home improvement center recently, I ran across these planter boxes.
I thought they would be great for experimenting with herbs on a small scale.
So I picked up a bag of good potting soil while I was there, too.
I lined them with coffee filters and then topped it with the potting soil.
Filled it the rest of the way up with the soil, then sprinkled the tiny seeds and then topped that with a thin layer of soil.
I bought three of these boxes, but have only planted two of them.
One with Thyme and one with Oregano.
I’m not accustomed to cooking with fresh herbs.
So this is something new to me in two ways, first planting and then using in the kitchen.
I must stay with small plants for these boxes.
I have a couple of recipes that call for Thyme that I’d like to try.
And we use dried, crushed Oregano regularly. So drying and storing Oregano is something I’ll have to study up on.
Still I’m left with the third box.
Do you have any suggestions for another herb to plant in that third box?