Friday, March 11, 2011

Herbs and gardening '11

Last night, hubby and I went on our weekly date night and we purchased our first herb and garden seeds for the year! I'm so excited! I can't wait for winter to finally blow away and bring on the warm weather!

Here's what we purchased last night:

Culinary Herbs:
Thyme
Oregano
Basil
Dill
Chives
Rosemary
*These will be in pots and planters near our entryway for easy culinary access.

Garden:
Peas
Green Beans

Edible Flowers:
Nasturtiums

Medicinal Herbs:
Echinacea (purple coneflower)

Veggie-wise, we're only going to get tomatoes to add to our peas and green beans. With the baby coming, I don't want to go all out in the produce department. Going to try my hand at those Topsy Turvy Hanging Tomato Plants.

But I definitely want to get my hands on more medicinal herbs. I've got a list going of what all else I want to add to our garden. We already have lavender, comfrey, garlic, and various forms of mint.

I love this time of year! It's so fun to plan and dream and await the warm breezes of Spring!