Herb Garden

Do you grow herbs in your garden or containers? I was inspired to see so many herbs still available at the farmer’s market this past weekend. I didn’t buy any, though, because my hands were sticky from eating a cinnamon roll!

I have always wanted to grow more herbs in my garden to have fresh pickings available for cooking, drying and preserving in winter.

(photo from HGTV.com)

I have also wanted to try growing a small kitchen herb garden in the window sill, but I’ve never taken the time to find the right size containers that would work in our kitchen. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a small kitchen garden to tend over winter? Do you grow an indoor herb garden in the winter months?

(photo from WilliamSonoma.com)

I grew basil this past summer, which we used a lot. My cilantro didn’t make it because of the heat and drought we had. I think I would like to grow parsley, cilantro, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and chives.

Herbs are on my list to illustrate as a new collection of stationery and paper products, so now I’m even more motivated to grow a successful herb garden.

Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments

  • Hi Terri! You do have a great collection at your farmer’s market! I have always some pots with herbes front of the kitchen, basil, parsley and some greek herbs. It’s great to get them fresh anytime you want. x Teje

  • Hi Terri, herbs always smell so wonderful don’t they. I’ve tried growing both indoors and outdoors but don’t use herbs very much so they either end up leggy or completely taking over the garden. They will be a wonderful addition both to your garden and also your stationery collection.

  • we had a mint plant once….needless to say, me and my not very green thumb killed it 😦

    • That’s impressive, Jennie, because mint plants can be invasive and hard to get rid of! We planted a couple years ago, and they took over, so we spent a couple garden seasons digging out their roots.

  • Mint (and its family), sage & oregano are very invasive, at least in my area. At least it makes weeding smell good. Terri, looking forward to seeing your herb and leaf designs!

  • I’ve thought about a windowsill herb garden, too, but I’ve never had the motivation to follow through. Maybe if I was a better cook….:)

    I’ll look forward to seeing some of your herb drawings!

  • I have always liked the thought of an herb garden. But I can’t grow hardly anything, so it’s a bad idea for me! 😉

  • Herbs are fun to grow,wishing I had a window to perch some herbs onto as well:)

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