Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Update: Project Herb Garden

So in my last post I had a picture of the herb packets that I had. I also told you that I was in the process of deciding what herb(s) I wanted to start with. Well I have been doing research on the internet and reading books to help me in my process (I will list them at the end of this post). I found one source that said to start by looking at the herbs and spices you already use and go from there. So that is exactly where I am going to begin. If you are familiar with any of my recipe or bento posts you will know that I love dill and use it a lot.

So I have decided that my first plant will be Dill (Anethum graveolens). I have been doing general research on dill and will begin doing specific research today. The seed packet I have is Dukat Leafy Dill. I’m not sure what the different varieties of dill are but as soon as I find out I will let you know.

I know I may be starting this project at the wrong time as it is fall and I am in Michigan but this is for an indoor herb garden and I didn’t think it would matter. I’ve been looking at the layout of my kitchen to see where I can set up this herb garden because I will have to use a grow light because my kitchen has no windows and I have a cat and I don’t want him chewing on my herbs when I’m not looking. Maybe I will also grow him his own herbs so that he will leave mine alone.

Well there is my update keep checking back to watch my progress.

Till then, happy growing.

My references so far:

The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch (Google books copy-read only) (Herbs Chapter 8-begin on page 383)


Renee’s Garden (The seed packets are from Renee’s Garden)


Starting a garden said...

Herbs are great addition to any garden and you don't need a big space to grow herbs. You can tuck in herbs in your flowers or vegetables bed. Container herb garden also great way to bring in herbs indoor near the window sill or outdoor in the patio.
Herbs also have so many uses for culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and decorative purposes.

Marisa Lyn said...

~Starting a garden~ Thanks for the advice. I've looked over you wedsite and it's very informative. I hope to have posts on my progress up soon. Hope to see you then. Thanks for stopping by.