Hello and happy Friday!
Remember how I wrote back in April that Matt and I were trying to start an herb garden? Well, it’s time for an update on how we did!
We had a partial fail and a partial win. We originally tried to grow all the herbs from seeds. We used a starter kit (detailed in my previous post), and then, as soon as they had sufficiently sprouted, we replanted them in our railing boxes, as seen above in the photo via my Instagram page back in early May. Unfortunately, a few weeks after we did so we left for Italy, meaning that they were left without water for about 2 weeks. Oops. Proooobably should have thought of that.
As you can imagine, when we arrived home most of them were dead… with the exception of our reigning champions, parsley and dill! Look how awesome they are doing!
As for the rest of the retail space, we decided this time to just go ahead and buy fully grown plants and replant them in our boxes. We did this about a month ago and I’m happy to say they are thriving!
To replace the basil that died while we were in Italy, we planted a Thai basil and purple basil plant, both of which have gotten HUGE. (Um, anyone have any great recipes that use a lot of basil? I already have a good pesto recipe – I need to make that soon!)
In the other box, we planted two pepper plants and a tomato plant (that was specifically noted as being good for small spaces/window boxes), which are also doing well and getting huge. Hooray!
Look, little peppers!
Funny story – the other plant has spicy peppers on it, and I took a HUGE bite of one of them a couple weeks ago. OUCH! I’ll save those for Matt next time.
Do you have an herb or veggie garden? How’s it doing?
Time to finish up some work before my friend Jess arrives for the weekend! Can’t wait to see her. Have a great weekend, everyone!
I’ll leave you with some Friday reading:
- 8 Hydration Myths Busted – via Runner’s World
- Who Cares About Calories? Restaurant Labels Don’t Work, Study Shows – via NBC News – interesting!
- For DC peeps: 5 Fitness Friendly Brunches to Try This Summer – via Washingtonian Well+Being blog
- 7 of the Best Gluten Free Pastas – via Washingtonian Well+Being blog
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