This year we decided to make a little potted herb garden.
But not totally DIY. We decided against doing it from seed since these little guys weren’t much more expensive than the packs of seeds.
We used this moisture lock soil recommended by the garden center.
Dump some in and add the plants.
We have basil, oregano, and parsley. I’m looking forward to some yummy Italian dishes. Maybe a little tomato basil pizza and some herbed up pasta with marinara. Yum yum.
We have lots of critters that run around the yard that eat things, namely a couple of ground hogs that stop in for regular visits as well as deer passing through. We put them up on the table to keep them away from the ground hogs. I really don’t know how much they like herbs, but they went to town on my mums last fall and ate almost all of the blooms. Not cool, ground hog. Not cool. So we’re being preventative and putting these out of their reach.
Not much we can do about deer but hope they won’t be adventurous enough to come on the patio.
On the (ever growing) to do list is to build or buy some kind of shelving and put it up against the house. Until then they will live on the table. They do make a nice decoration, don’t you think?