There’s nothing like walking outside to your porch and snipping fresh basil for your homemade lasagna. I love growing herbs. Naturally, I am not a green thumb. My hubby is the plant man. I can help maintain, but it’s hard for me to keep plants alive. Take for instance my garden last year, I was newly pregnant and sick and the unfortunately the whole thing went to waste!
Herbs are different, though! They are incredibly easy to grow. I have already started with a couple of herbs in my little porch container garden. I’m going to show you what I’ve already planted. The kids and I will be planting new herbs later today, so come back tomorrow to see our updated herb garden!
This is my favorite plant. You can see from this container that it has completely taken over the container. That’s the thing with mint. Plant it separately from other plants. I had chives and parsley in this pot with the mint and the mint completely destroyed them. I’ve had this mint plant for about two years now. I don’t do anything with it except give it some water. It grows back every year and it smells heavenly!
Rosemary is another favorite. The smell is wonderful. Rosemary likes a drier soil, but be careful with it when it’s in a container to make sure it doesn’t get too dry. With our 100+ degree summers it can easily burn up. I found that out last year, so this is a new plant. I will likely move this plant to a larger container as it grows.
Who doesn’t love lavender? This is a new plant that is growing in what will be our fairy garden I’ll be posting about that next week so stay tuned! I can’t wait for it ti grow and bloom!
As a bonus I’m going to show you the fruit we grow in containers. These are Luke’s babies.
I planted this strawberry plant two years ago. It hasn’t been taken care of very well, but it keeps growing back! We got a few berries last year and I’m hoping for a few more this year!
Ah, our blueberry bush! It’s three years old now! We got several berries last year and I’m hoping for more. My kids love blueberries. My husband has always babied this bush and it hasn’t let us down!
Do you want to grow your own garden this year?
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