Weekend Warriors: My Tiny Garden

Oh Hey! It’s Tuesday afternoon! Better late than never for a Weekend Warriors post, right?

August seems to be getting off to a dragging start. It might have something to do with the above average humidity we had this weekend, though I am very aware that our tiny bit of humidity is nothing compared to other parts of the US. I’m very grateful for that, but I still don’t like humidity.

So yeah, that basically makes me not want to do anything. It’s a bad thing. But here I am to break that streak!

Now, in my last post, Tzatziki Chicken Salad, you got to see some of the fruits of this project:

Fresh Mint and Dill

Fresh Mint and Dill

Hooray, I planted an herb garden!

This is something that I have wanted to do for a while, because I was tired of buying a whole bundle of mint and/or basil at the store and then not using all of it. Herbs last much longer when they’re still on the plant, did you know that?

So a few weeks ago, we bought some baby plants, a bag of dirt (and then another bag because the first one was wrong) and a nice square pot:

The makings of a Garden

The makings of a Garden

Yeah, that’s the wrong bag of dirt. I went to read the instructions and it said in big bold letters “NOT TO BE USED FOR POTTING”.

Well that’s just great! So I went back to Lowes and got actual potting soil and also mint and dill plants, which they didn’t have at Home Depot the first time around.

So, pour the dirt, tear off the bottom of the biodegradable tubs around my mini plants, put them in the pot, surround with the rest of the dirt, and water! Tada, you have a baby garden!

Cute Baby Garden

Awww aren’t they so tiny and adorable?

Of course, as soon as I did this, these little plants were officially in my care. Initiate very stressful waiting, where I almost lost my dill plant for no apparent reason. I am happy to report that after about a month, I have way more basil, mint, chives, and dill that I know what to do with.

Grown Up Garden

The dill hasn’t taken off as much as the rest have, but it is about to flower, so it looks like it’s doing pretty well!

Can I just say that no matter how much basil I use, the plant just keeps getting bigger. Ladies in my family know what I’m talking about, we’ve now all got our own over-achieving basil plants. I have pruned all of the large leaves off of the plant at least 2 or 3 times in the past 2 weeks, and it just keeps going and going. I am actually a tiny bit concerned…. haha.

So, needless to say, there will be a lot of recipes coming your way feature fresh herbs! Hooray!

I hope you’re all keeping cool and being productive! I’m trying!

 

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  1. This looks great! Every time I’ve tried to plant an herb garden it get’s fried in the heat. 😛 Good job, Little!

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    1. Thanks, Big! Yeah, these babies seem to be doing ok! I water them everyday, and I think the GIANT AMOUNTS OF MINT AND BASIL are protecting the dill from frying too much 🙂 I’m quite proud it’s still alive! And it’s coming with me whenever I move out…. (hint hint)

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