I was living in the dark ages until this year…
I’ve stepped into the light and I am loving it…. the herb light, that is.
Over the years, I have had a certain notion that when spring came, it was the proper choice to go to the local greenhouse and pick up some semi-mature herbs to plant in our herb garden.
It never occured to me that you could actually plant them from seeds and they would grow just as well or even better.
What’s the big difference in buying semi-mature plants and planting from seed?? One word: money.
Not that our local greenhouse is any sort of high rollers, but there is a difference of about $2-$3/plant. Over the years, that adds up!
So this year, we decided to start seeds about 6 weeks before our final frost and see how it went. Here are some snap shots of our herb garden in the back of our house. The Sage was planted by the past owners from a shoot from her grandmother. The catnip and mint were here when we moved in and we added the rest.
We planted one dwarf basil plant from the store, and honestly… I think I prefer the way the plants that we grew from seeds are growing instead of the store bought.
Again, this is just a suggestion. If you have the time and have a decent green thumb, I would highly suggest starting seeds and saving some cash… but then again, I am super
Take a peak at one of my favorite sights of the day…..
Flat Leaf Parsley
I used the parsley in a meatloaf I made last night. I’ll post the recipe sometime next week…. It was amazing how much of a difference I could tell in fresh cut parsley and that which I’ve bought from the store in the past. It really made the meatloaf burst with flavor.
It’s Friday. It’s Memorial Day Weekend.
“We’re gonna party like it’s 1999″….
Have a incredible holiday weekend, friends.