One of my 30 before 30 goals for a while has been to grow an herb garden and keep them alive long enough to eat from them. This may not seem like that big of a deal to some of you, but for someone like me who happens to be a serial plant killer, it was no easy feat.
May 13, 2012 It all started when I bought one of these Jiffy Professional Greenhouses for the second time. For the first trial, the survival rate of my plants were zero. For trial two, we planted some spearmint, sweet basil, oregano, parsley, green onion, peppers, squash, and thyme.
Jun 1, 2012 I found that the seeds sprinkled into the pots did much better. Half the ones in the professional greenhouse did not make it, but we were persistent and planted new seeds in the pellets with missing sprouts time and time again.
Jun 3, 2012 We moved our seedlings into pots so that they would have more room to grow. I’ve looked at Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels to do a price comparison, and those green and yellow pots below are the cheapest ones I’ve found (priced at $2 at Walmart).
Jun 14, 2012 Finally, for the first time in the history of the Lee-Fu household, we got to pick our herbs and use them in our kitchen! Nothing too fancy. We used the cilantro to make tostadas and soon will be using the basil for spring rolls.
With the help and care of neighbors, while we were on vacation, this is how these babies are doing today. We even gave Ceci, Sheldon, Bobby, Celine, Stan, and some others up for adoption. If you would like to adopt a plant from us and live in Atlanta, please let me know!
For tips on creating an Herb Garden in your kitchen, click here.