Is that you Herb?

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Well, some words. This past winter, Nancy and I bought an AeroGarden. It allowed us to start growing herbs.

All honesty, a few messed up big time and we bought more to replace them. But by the spring, we had 2 healthy basil plants, one thyme, one sage, one mint, one Italian parsley and one very sickly oregano plant. Well, they have thrived outside - the oregano plant has turned into a monster! - and now we are never without fresh herbs while cooking.

We did get another oregano plant and some pineapple sage from the store, and that is also keeping us supplied

Nancy has always had this terrific basil plant - heck, bush, some sage and some chives she has transported for a number of years, so we are pretty much set.

Next spring vegetables! Peppers! Plum tomatoes! Cucumbers! Squash! Eggplant! and probably a few more items

Check em out...(clickie to biggie)










9 Of Your Sparks

  1. Dang! You are indeed herb rich. Do you harvest any for drying? The intensity level changes with the drying.

    Man, that is one swell herb garden.

     
  2. BeckEye Says:
  3. I don't know nuthin' 'bout growin' no gardens. I thought this was going to be a post about that old Burger King guy! :)

     
  4. PHFRANKIE: Actually we are drying some...

    BECKEYE: Wondered if I would trap someone with the title!

     
  5. IWS Radio Says:
  6. That is one impressive herb garden. If you need any help killing anything off, let me know. I'm a plant assassin!

    -Jay

     
  7. Mimi Lenox Says:
  8. I am so envious. They look beautiful and I'm sure you use them for cooking SOMEHOW...just don't ask me how.

    P.S. I once had a boyfriend named Basil.
    JK!

     
  9. Lisa Says:
  10. I am EXTREMELY impressed...I'm on my 2nd batch of basil-this time around it's going well, but holy cow is yours fantastic!! Great job. :)

     
  11. DrillerAA09 Says:
  12. Well done! Fresh herbs can only enhance the cooking and dining experience.

     
  13. I would try growing herbs, but........I have a brown thumb. Seriously. I've killed a cactus before. I'm a better cook than I am a gardner. ;)

     
  14. Travis Cody Says:
  15. Very cool. About the only thing I know about cooking with herbs is that parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme apparently go together well.

    Well, that's what the song says!

     

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