11 March 2008

I Admit, I'm No Gardener

I do not have a green thumb. My garden is usually hit or miss. However, each year I try again. I will say I'm getting better, but I still have a lot to learn about the plant world.

Last year I planted several herbs. They were doing well but we had lots of rain that really battered my plants. I had awesome smelling peppermint & chocolate mint that suffered badly and never recovered. Luckily I was able to get enough for a few pots of tea beforehand. I'll be buying more seeds/plants of both just in case they don't come back this season. On the other hand, my basil was a real trooper. :) I had a lush basil plant even throughout the weird weather. And my lemon balm. Oh my goodness did it smell good. I had enough to distill and get a great smelling hydrosol that I used in a facial cream. I like to plant herbs because they seem to thrive, despite the fact that I'm their caretaker. :)

I started my seeds indoors in peat pots last Sunday. I'm really excited about it all, actually. I have a lemon theme going on. Lemongrass, Lemon Mint, Lemon Basil and Lemon Balm. I need Verbena to complete my set LOL. Other seeds being planted this year: sweet basil, catnip, calendula, carnations, spearmint, apple mint, pineapple mint, chamomile, st. john's wort, celosia, chives, echinacea, strawberries, cilantro and parsley. Just to name a few. :)

There's nothing like homegrown goodness!


Kallia said...

Good luck with your garden! I've been working on mine this year with the help of my father and husband. Things are starting to grow and I can't wait until my potatoes are ready to dig up.

BlossomingTree said...

Ooh Kallia...potatoes? You're the real deal.