Herb Garden 2014

This year gathering all the herbs for our deck garden has been quite a journey. Literally. We traveled from Home Depot to Home Depot… Lowes… Pikes… Wilsons and even mail order! Who knew it would take so much work to track all our herbs (and new pots) down!

The first day of planting early in April we were still missing quite a few of our herbs, the weather was cold and the pollen was ridiculous. Allergies are not and have never been my friend!

Here are the pictures of our Herb Planting Part 1…

This year we added quite a few things to our garden…  First off we started our own little onion garden…

  • Onions (Georgia and Texas)
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Garlic Chives

Strawberries X 3 (Yes, we are trying three different kinds of strawberries this year to see what we like… so far the prettiest are the Tristan’s.)

  • Tristan
  • Allstar
  • Loran

More searching and one week later we had everything but our arugula and two more Allstar Strawberry plants… So more planting and cooler clothes because it finally started feeling like spring…

 

Bonnie’s Plants is no longer growing Orange Mint (much to my dismay, as it was my favorite) so we decided to try lemon balm. We also picked up another leek, more strawberries, our first tomato plant (on a whim, it was just so cute.)

By this time we realized there was no way we were going to find our arugula without going the mail order route… So we checked out the website for Garden Harvest Supply, Inc. The shipping was pricey, but arugula is a plant that comes back again and again, so we went for it.

Now for an update on how our herbs are doing… First check out the Arugula in just one weeks time…

Arugula... one of our new wild children.
Arugula… one of our new wild children.
3 stages of our Tristan Strawberries...
3 stages of our Tristan Strawberries…
Look at all that oregano! It was the herb that came back... I cannot believe that all came from one tiny plant.
Look at all that oregano! It was the herb that came back… I cannot believe that all came from one tiny plant.

We’re still waiting on our markers for our mints and onions… so check back and see how our herbs are doing!

~thefoodie

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