Last year, my Dad built us a raised garden bed for an herb garden. As I’ve said before, I’m pretty much horrible at keeping plants alive either inside or out, but after we fixed our drip irrigation it was thought that this was a pretty fool-proof system.
* Do you see how awesome this is… he even made it level on our sloping yard!
And it worked really well all last year! Well… until the mint took over, and I forgot to harvest the parsley and it grew to be 6 feet tall. Oops. But it did get watered regularly thanks to the soaker hose that lines the box!
But the best part about a raised bed? The plants are super easy to replace! So off to Lowe’s I went on Sunday to pick out the replacement herbs for this summer (and beyond?), and came back with these six plants for under $20.
This year we’ve got Italian parsley, cilantro and lemon thyme….
… sweet basil, regular basil and mint (this time it’s planted in a pot so it won’t take over).
With all of these herbs, and my Herb Savor ready in the fridge, I’m thinking this will be a bountiful year of fresh herbs! As long as I can avoid paying for tiny bunches of them at the market, I think I’ll be happy!
Are you an herb master? If so, what’s in your herb garden??? (I may need ideas if any of these poor plants don’t make it through!)