Growing Sweet Basil & Thyme

The Basil Apron

growing basil and thymeI have tried and failed many times.  Growing herbs.  Who would have ever thought it would be so difficult.  I have grown many plants.  My times living in Florida, landscaping was my families past-time.  I love to dig in the dirt and create a beautiful flower bed.  The plants grew so lush.  Now……growing herbs has been a major challenge.

So again, I set out to grow some basil and thyme.  I picked up a kit from the World Market.  It’s pretty cute with the natural wooden container.  I followed the directions that came in the package.  I nursed the sweet little basil and thyme leaves like they were my own precious seeds.  Voila!  In a couple of days, I did see the leaves sprout up out of the soil.  What a beautiful site.  Meanwhile, I am still buying my favorite herbs fresh from the market.  I love to use basil in my salad dressings and in many meals.  The leaves are also delicious in a mixed greens salad.

Fresh herbs have so many nutritional values.  Plus, it really looks pretty sitting in a jar in the kitchen.  I once read that we should place them in dry paper towels and refrigerate to keep fresh.  What I found works me is to place them in a glass of water and leave them on my island.  I am able to pick off of them for up to 5 days!  Talk about a flavorful meal. umm umm umm…..

Do you have any tips to help me grow some herbs?  I would sure welcome them.  I am hoping to raise these babies (herbs) to grow in large pots.  I live in the desert, so I am not sure if I want to venture to grow them in the ground.


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