A shortage of land, however, is not my problem:
|(Usually it's not this dreary looking but seriously, would a little sunshine kill anybody?)|
So, casting aside the ideas of the cute (& photogenic) herb gardens mentioned above, I got out one of those mini shovels (for those of you as new to gardening as I am, it's called a trowel) and dug some holes by our front entryway. There was no reason not to put herbs right in the ground. I wanted easy access from the kitchen so I can grab herbs while I'm cooking dinner.
I planted sage, oregano, basil, parsley, dill, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, & (shock of shocks) catnip...
I also decided to upcycle some cracked terra cotta planters that we had around the house as herb markers. Each piece of pottery tells me which herb is which and serves to keep them a bit separated. My dad does this in his garden and I love the way it looks.
We'll have to task Jaisa with cooking up some tasty dishes that star all different kinds of herbs this summer. Are you planting an herb garden? Let us know and stay hungry!