Herb Gardening (101 Things #34)

I kill plants.

It's not malicious, mind you. I just tend to get really busy and forget to water them. Or I'll get busy and forget to bring them in from the cold. Or I'll get busy and let the weeds totally choke them out. Or, worst of all, I'll actually keep them alive and then get too busy to harvest the crop at the end of the season.

I actually enjoy gardening, though. It's relaxing. It helps me get my mind off of the craziness of life. The sunshine, fresh air, and sweat are good for me too.

I decided to give gardening another try this summer. I got a bunch of herb plants from a couple of different stores around Chico—I had to start small, you know; remembering to tend to seedlings would have been a little much—and planted them in a couple of clay pots and in the border next to our driveway. I planted thyme, oregano, cilantro, basil, chives, sage, parsley, and stevia. Everything is still alive except for the cilantro, which bolted on me a couple of months after I planted it!

We've been enjoying the fresh herbs in our dinners for the summer. I enjoyed it enough that I think I'm going to try this again next summer. Maybe my plant-killing days have come to an end.

Posted by Greg on September 26, 2009 at 11:20PM.

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