Back in April, I made a little herb garden near my kitchen door. I re-purposed the frame of a deck gate to make a frame for my herbs. I dug up the soil, and added rabbit manure. Then I planted seeds; cilantro, basil, thyme, and oregano. In the middle, I put a couple flower seeds just for fun. I stapled the seed bags on a stick to use as plant markers. My three year old took all of the markers out, so for awhile I wasn't sure what was where, and still can't remember what the flowers are. Here is my little herb garden now.
The cilantro is ready to use. The basil will be soon. The thyme is coming along. The oregano well, I am not sure what happened to it. You will also notice a couple of tomato plants. Volunteers, courtesy of the rabbit manure. I should leave one and take out the others, but I have a hard time thinning plants. I know it is better for the plants, and for my yield, but it just seems so wasteful to throw out perfectly good plants! Does anyone else have this problem?
I'm happy with my little herb garden. I will get a lot of use out of it this summer. My plan is to let some go to seed at the end of the season. I will save the seeds, and plant them in containers for my kitchen over the winter. Then save seeds from the winter plants for next summer too. This should provide year round fresh herbs for almost no cost. YUM!