I am attempting to grow a little herb garden! This year as I am busy with coursework and all sorts of other things I am having a trial run with bought plants rather than growing from seed. That is next year's challenge!
The supplies including pink spotty gardening gloves - an essential! I had a little trip to the garden centre today to pick up the supplies I needed. I don't have much experience with gardening so I wanted to go the simple route for my first try!
I like the urn design of the planter - it was just a little bit different to the basic pots available. I put a few gravel stones at the bottom for drainage. I don't want my little plants to get waterlogged.
I bought compost that is specifically designed for pots and planters as it retains moisture well. I am hoping I don't forget to water my herbs but as I am not used to having plants to take care of it is a possibility! It is a really light and soft compost not like the soil in the garden.
My little herbs just waiting to be planted. They look a bit tired but it is so sunny here today so I think they will perk up after being watered. The thyme smells so lovely!
All planted and watered! I just have to find the perfect spot for the urn to go - somewhere with a little sun but not too much and sheltered from the wind.
The herbs I have chosen are coriander, thyme, basil and garlic chives.
Coriander - distinctive citrus flavour. Ideal for salads or to add interest to cooked vegetables.
Thyme - intense and scented. Suited to chicken, lamb and fish dishes.
Basil - sweet and peppery. Ideal for pizza toppings and any tomato based dish.
Garlic Chives - mild onion flavour. Add to salads, soft cheeses or use as a garnish.
I am looking forward to caring for them and using them in my cooking! I am excited to see how much difference there is between dried and fresh herbs.