Monday, April 11, 2011
Planting Herbs and a Sweet Little Girl
On Saturday I just couldn't wait any longer. I HAD to plant SOMETHING! It was reasonably warm outside, though the sun kept hiding. I told Serena that "I'm going out to plant stuff, would you care to help?" She was right there more than happy to dig in the dirt with me.
I don't propose to know a whole lot about growing and drying herbs but I know that my cupboards are full of them and that that's where all the flavor come from, so most years I like to plant at least some with the idea that I can dry them for winter use. Doesn't happen real often but hey, this might be the year that I get it done! ☺
We planted parsley, flat and curly leaf, sweet basil, lemon basil, lemon balm, Marjoram, thyme, and a bunch of other stuff and two kinds of lettuce. S was totally in her glory as she helped prepare the bed and did some digging. All the while humming or singing very softly to herself "She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes". ☺
It made me happy to see her enjoying something that I love to do too. ☺ We had a wonderful afternoon!
Here is one of the finished beds. Mulched and ready for sunshine!