I Want to Plant An Herb Garden

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    Starting Small

    This spring I'm starting small, but I'm starting!  I started reading about herbs and gathering books on the subject this past year.   I live in an apartment, but I have a patio and I'm going to do a container garden with a few interesting herbs.   I'm...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    9 Responses Feb 11, 2009

    Blue Black Thumb

    No, I can't grow anything! I've tried and tried, but I only kill things. I would love to grow an herb garden. I use herbs for all sorts of things including their medicinal and magickal properties. I am great at drying them, but I really wish I could grow them too.
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong
    36-40, F
    Sep 9, 2012


    I have a nice little herb garden growing in pots on my deck.  I like to make my own herb flavored vinegars.  Taragon is my favorite but I make one with sage, basil, and majoram for use with spaghetti and salad.  To make a vinegar you put the herbs in a container then poor a...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Jun 3, 2012

    Parsley, Chives, Rosemary And Thyme

    These are the herbs I have that so far survived the winter,but are all in fairly small pots. I have been reading about how great parsley is for you, and intend to grow a lot more this year. I hope to move to a place where I can actually plant in the ground. If not, it will have...
    ultimatereality ultimatereality
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 15, 2012

    I used to have a big one

    when I had a garden but now I live in an Upstairs flat and all I can do is to have a few herbs on the window sill. Herbs are essential for good cooking
    deleted deleted
    Jul 21, 2014

    My First Herb!

    I just planted my first herb!  I bought a nice fragrant rosemary plant and put it in a big pot on my porch this afternoon.  It smells wonderful.  I'm hoping it will be a cute little "tree" by Christmas. Next is going to be mint.  And there is a...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    4 Responses May 8, 2009


    As much as I like other herbs, such as rosemary, basil, thyme, etc. my favorite is mint. Yes, I know it has a vicious habit of taking over herb gardens, but I can't bring myself to mind too much. Mint tea is my favorite and I have wonderful memories of going outside to...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 9, 2009


    I have finally started my little herb garden...I am growing sage, rosemary, lemon balm, and lavender....can't wait to see my first little sprouts!!...I think I will grow some mugwort next.
    SoftLady19 SoftLady19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2013

    Window Box

    When I had a garden I always grew hebs but now I live in a first floor flat and cannot do that.However I do grow herbs on the window sill and have a fine collection of 10 differnt herbs at the moment Its very good for cooking.
    Fulke Fulke
    70+, M
    Apr 22, 2011

    Every Year

    When I was courting my sweetie, many years ago, she had bought flowers to plant outside and lots of herbs.  I wanted to spend time with her so I came over to her place to help her plant flowers.  It took all day (actually two days, it was over a weekend).  I never planted so...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2012
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