Ok, so at first glance this post doesn’t fit EXACTLY with the general flow of the Chronicles. But it basically does…just in a more tangential way…yup, I went to college and I can throw out words like tangential :P…I digress…
Focus, Kristine, focus. Anyways, I’m making this post because 1. I will be referencing it in the future and 2. I feel like a lot of you folks out there will be into it. I’m talking about herb gardens people.
When I was in the Peace Corps I started a garden. And after a few failed attempts, I had a pretty decent garden growing. I grew carrots, lettuce, basil, garlic chives, cucumbers, and tomatoes. It was something I came to really enjoy. Plus, it was great having a seemingly endless supply of lettuce and basil. I ended up making my own pesto sauce, as well as whipping up a homemade carrot cake with the carrots from my garden–it was awesome.
So flash forward to the present! I really wanted to start some kind of garden, but alas, my apartment is somewhat ill suited to such endeavors. I do however have smallish window ledges in my kitchen, so I figured I could start a small herb garden there. I decided to plant my herbs in mason jars…because lets face it–there is nothing classier or more trendy than a mason jar.
I chose these little guys. I decided to grow Basil, Lavender, and Oregano. I also planted chives but they chose not to grow…I’ll try again soon. I should tell you, I bought EVERYTHING at Target, so this is totally a doable thing for peeps on a budget like me.
I got a 4 pack of mason jars, a bag of planting dirt, and a few packs of seeds. I went home and planted them and added a ribbon to the tops to make them look prettier. After about a month this is what I have so far….
I’m really excited to start cooking with the herbs and create some cool lavender infusions…and then blog all about it lol. I encourage everyone to bust out their inner homemaker and plant a garden of your own!