The Basil Apron
I 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.