I love the idea of having fresh herbs around. I also love pretending that I’m on Food Network. See how these two go hand-in-hand?
After two failed attempts at growing basil, I finally found herb success last summer. But then I didn’t try to bring any of them in for the winter. So I had to start over again this year. That’s okay, though, because I learned my lesson with mint (DO NOT plant it anywhere, unless you want it to be EVERYWHERE. It will take over any size container, or probably yard, you plant it in). So I made more careful decisions for this year’s herb garden.
I’ve already started reaping the benefits: zesty cilantro sprinkled into my favorite mexican dishes and fresh caprese salads with basil (and soon-to-be homegrown tomatoes. I have ambitions of making my own tomato sauce, so I selected the oregano with that in mind. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the lemon thyme, but at least it smells good!
What are your favorite herbs to eat/grow? Have you killed basil plants, too?