|basil and thyme in my herb garden|
* flower pot or any container with some holes drilled in the bottom for the water to drain
* potting soil
* small rocks for the bottom of the container to help the water drain
* herb plants (these can easily be found at any home improvement store or garden center)
And, once you've gotten those things - heres all you have to do:
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* Make a divot for where you are going to place the herb plant.
* Place a dime sized amount of fertilizer in the divot.
* Pull the herb plant out of the pot (or in the case of a peat pot - tear the bottom off) and place in the divot.
* Cover the base of the plant with soil (just make sure none of the roots are exposed).
* Add some water and watch her grow!!
Some of my favorites that I love to grow are:
* Basil - Great in bruschetta or pesto and lots of other things. This can take alot of abuse and still seems to live on. It does great during even the heat of summer but does need some shade during the day.
* Parsley - I love this as an accent or in pasta dishes - its even great on red skin potatoes with a little butter. This also seems to do wonderful all summer long.
* Rosemary - The hubs loves to chop this up and use it in rubs on pork, chicken, or steak. It has a very distinct flavor but I love it. This is great in a container but will live all year long if planted in the ground. This will actually grow into a bush and has a wonderful smell in the garden.
* Thyme - This is also great on pork or chicken and we also use it here in homemade salad dressings. This little herb demands a little more attention and care as far as watering is concerned. The hot sun can also stress this guy out a bit.
* Dill - This is great on top a greek salad or thrown in with some sour cream for a veggie dip. The hot summer sun can do a number on this so you may want to find somewhere out of the direct sunlight for this to grow.
* Cilantro - This is a staple for any Mexican dish but I seem to only be able to keep it alive outdoors in the spring in fall. The summer in VB is just too hot.
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Oh, and by the way, this also make a great last minute Mother's Day gift. We did this several years back from my MIL - we put it all together and took it along with a card and she loved it!!! It looked adorable on her back deck and was the gift that kept on giving - not to mention it was different from the standard flowers and brunch on Mother's Day!
I'm linking up today with Amanda over at Serenity Now for the weekend bloggy party - its super fun - I try to link up to this one each week because there are SO many great ideas, cool projects, and funny stories that get shared. Head on over for some inspiration and share your favorite post of the week!!