Tuesday, April 20, 2010

H is for

the herbs I plan to grow.

Over the next few months in knit-blog world, we'll be seeing photos of gardens being planted, growing and being harvested. My inner-suburban-plot-of-land-to-grow-stuff farmer turns green with jealousy as I see the tomatoes and flowers and even the zucchini being grown.

Living in a small, NYC apartment doesn't give me much opportunity to play around in dirt. But, this year, I'm going to try.

Hubster and I were upstate over the weekend and we stopped into a nursery. I decided to start with a few herbs. Basil, cilantro and mint. Visions of mozzarella and tomato, guacamole and iced tea.



Since we have sunny south-facing windows, I chose herbs that enjoy the sun.



That's the cilantro and basil. Since I've read that the mint is an aggressive, take-over type of plant, I'll plant that in a separate container.

This morning, when I opened the curtains, the scent of basil filled the air. I'm gonna love this!

8 comments:

sherriknits said...

I could almost smell the basil after your last sentence! How fun for you!

yarnjourney said...

Is that chocolate mint? I know you will have fun learning about growing herbs. Love the view from your window.

Jackie said...

It looks wonderful. I think I'm going to plant a little rosemary and thyme. Herbs are great to grow in small spaces and I just love the aroma.

Iron Needles said...

Look at you! Growing things! Basil is a very fun thing. I grow some each year, and never have done a thing with it, except pet it 'in the wild' for the smells.

Iron Needles said...

PS. I bought rosemary this weekend. I buy rosemary every year.

stringplay said...

I so do NOT have a green thumb. I kill plant after plant. So I'll try not to look at this post too many times for fear of killing yours.

minipurl said...

Your little garden has a lovely view....that'll give them something to grow about. Enjoy. :)

YesterUkes said...

The best part of a window sill garden? You don't have far to go to harvest. Bet yours grows just fine.