Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Growing Herbs


I have issues gardening here in Wyoming. The town I live in is technically in a "high plains desert" location so the soil is much closer to sand than actual dirt. I grew up in the South where you can plant pretty much anything in the ground and it will grow, as long as you water it. Here in Cheyenne, you actually have to know a bit about what you're doing and be careful with your plants - or you'll end up with a bunch of scraggly dead plants like I have the last few years. :ahem:

This year I decided to play it a bit safer and just grow tomatoes, herbs and peppers in barrel planters a friend gave me (thanks Jenny!). 

A couple months ago I read Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make on Skinny Gourmet. My herbs have only been planted for a month or so but they're already doing so much better than they ever have, thanks to that article! 

Lillian holding handfuls of fresh basil. 

If you're growing herbs this year, you need to read that article. Click here to check it out. 

Fresh pesto - yay! 

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