The most popular HERBS that I use in my cooking, I have it in my garden. If you want, you still have time to do the same. Any garden center carries them and herbs are highly forgiven. As you see, I classified them for your convenience as perennials or annuals. This means that you must bring the annuals indoors for the winter or they will die. Herbs only require about 6+ hours of sun and water every now and then. You will enjoy the freshness and the amazing flavors they provide to your meals.
My herbs are:
Let's get cooking!
One of the most rewarding hobbies of all is gardening. You exercise while doing it, you experience tremendous satisfaction when the plants begin to produce veggies and flowers, moreover, you eat fresh "organic" produce from your very own backyard and last but not least, you save some money in the process.
I took this photo this week, just after I picked my first tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and herbs. Yummy right! The best part is the tomatoes’ juicy taste; it’s ALL FREE and organic!
In my upcoming blog posts, I will start to introduce those of you who have limited
interactions with your gardens to the pleasures of gardening. I will show you
how to plant and use herbs in your meals, how to select, plant and harvest your
veggies and how to enjoy the pleasures of cutting your very own flowers to make
your home arrangements, for FREE. Are you ready? Let's do this!
Yes, when it comes to gardening, we all want to get flowers in few days or tomatoes for next week's dinner. Well, no. Instant gratification doesn’t work here. It is the relaxing task of making decisions such as what to plant and where; and how much these materials will cost vs. what satisfaction and fresh organic produce will I get.
A couple of months ago I was at a Walmart Garden Center looking for plants. I came across this amazing deal of annual flowers at $.99 cents. So I purchased them, in spite of the fact that they were about 4” tall. Then I went home and put three plants in each one of my hanging baskets. They looked real small for a couple of months but my patience paid off. Now you can see the before and after and be the judge. Perhaps next year, instead of paying $15 to $35 dollars per flower basket for your deck or porch, you will be patient and spend about $3.00 total per basket.
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.