Monday, March 23, 2009

My new herbs!

I am ridiculously excited about my new plants. Poor Matthew, I made him schlep to the Farmer's Market with me during the rainiest part of the day on Sunday. We got soaking wet, but I found the prettiest little herbs and a few other goodies to boot, some strawberries, limes and limequats. How fun! I might make a strawberry, lime curd tart tomorrow. Then I can use all my goodies at once.

So, once the sun came out(about 15 min after we got back from the farmer's market), I planted my little herbies: Lemon Thyme, English Thyme, Candy Mint, Baby Lettuce and Sage, along with a few radish seeds that I picked up at the hardware store. We'll see if the radishes grow. The herbs will undoubtedly die at some point because I have a decidedly grey thumb, but I'll see just how long I can keep them alive. They are unbelievably pretty right now and, as you can see in the photos, I'm just beyond excited about them.


Lunette Gleason Fleming said...

Well, I would say you inherited a bit of the farmer gene. Someone with the farmer gene just can't let spring go by without putting their hands in a little dirt. Even is it is potting soil in earthen pots. Remember the strawberry patch in Talent? Get some worm castings from the farmer' market and you will have healthy, thriving herbs.

Lynnea said...

but, do you also remember how I forgot to water the strawberries and after a while they dried up? that's my downfall as a gardener, I always forget to water.