Every year as winter winds down and I get tired of grey skies, I get the urge to grow things. I buy bags of enriched soil and packets of seeds and little cardboard thingies. (technical term)
Every year I have some sort of plan for the "best garden ever".
This year, I've decided its time for me to be practical. I'm not going to go out there when its 110 degrees to weed a garden. I will face that fact about myself, and I will overcome it. Because I AM going to have a beautiful garden this year. I enjoy fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits, and I want to enjoy them year round.
So I'm planning a new sort of garden for this year.
I'm container gardening. Starting my seeds next weekend, in boxes and bowls and jars and yes, even some of those nifty little cardboard thingies. I have window boxes and pots all ready and waiting for me to fill them.
I'm starting with some herbs- basil, and oregano and parsley on my kitchen windowsill. I bought a neat little Homer Laughlin piece - an oval casserole- that will house the basil. Then I think I'll use mason jars like the picture above shows.
Do you do any gardening? What's your secret?
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