#66 – Make a vegetable and herb garden

by Elizabeth on March 8, 2008 · 2 comments

in 101 in 1001, Life

Part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge.

When I put this item on my list I had some pretty grand plans. I was going to grow everything I needed to survive for the next 20 years, all without digging up any of the beautifully landscaped garden in my rented house. How I imagined I would do this is beyond me!

To have the vegetable garden that I really want, I really need to wait until I own my own house. Growing veggies in styrofoam fruit boxes is a nice idea in theory, but what they really need is a well-drained, raised bed.

So instead I’ve focused my efforts on growing herbs in pots. I took photos of the prettier ones.

I’m switching them around a bit according to sunlight needs, but trying to keep the most-used herbs in the kitchen where they’re handy. The herbs in the pictures are parsley, Italian parsley, coriander, basil, thyme and mint. There’s also a big chili plant sitting outside in the sun, which I forgot to photograph.

Vegetables can grow in pots and boxes, so I haven’t given up on those completely. Next Spring I’ll try again, but for now we do have some little tomatoes every now and then. The birds seem to get to them before we do, but at least we’re trying!

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Mary Kate March 9, 2008 at 11:22 am

Ooh.. very pretty! No kitchen really feels complete without at least one pot of herbs.

In an act of extreme ‘green need’.. back in my apartment days. I grew tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and dill on the fire escape.

If your looking for a fun ‘grow your own’ read. You Grow Girl, from Gayla Trail is a fun little ‘realistic gardening’ book. Not about huge expanses of gardening space, or sprawling orchards. But more about having fun, and turning your own little patch of ‘green’.

Lookin good!

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