I’m only starting but thought this is as good a time as any to let you all know about my herb garden (one pot but it’s a start). I’m calling it my Apprentice Herb Garden until it grows up and can cope with all my herb needs.
It all started a while back with a sprig of rosemary from my sister (My Herb Garden Begins With Rosemary) but the vicious magpies around here had other ideas. Despite my best efforts at the time they continually attacked it until it died (I really don’t like magpies after that).
Take Two: Apprentice Herb Garden
As the old saying goes, it’s not how many times you fall down but the number of times you get up, dust yourself off and start again that matter (ok so I’m paraphrasing a lot). So off I go again to try and succeed at this.
One of my main reasons is the reduction of the plastic packaging and resulting waste from packaged herbs. As you know once you opened the pack you have to be very careful to seal it properly or within a day they are withered.
During the week I grabbed some fresh basil leaves from my apprentice herb garden to top off a soup. I was so proud of it as it’s peppery aroma wafted all around me from the garden to my soup bowl.
Enjoy the photos and do if you’re interested check out the two sites above for lots of tips to help you on your journey.
Oh by the way the little windmills may help to keep the magpies away (well that’s what the garden shop hoped they do)
Are you thinking of starting? Oh and remember you can always check out my book (Dairy Free & Spelt Living) or this site for some recipes to try your herbs in!