Monday, May 25, 2015

My New Hobby: Herb Gardening

I was in Kroger two weeks ago and saw little pots of herbs on sale for $1.50.

"Hmmm...OK," I thought. "I can do this."

I took the plants home, sat them outside, and abandoned them for approximately 6 days.

Thankfully I mentioned my new (not-yet-started) hobby of herb gardening to my family when everyone was over at our house on Mother's Day. I announced that I was going to plant the herbs in the ground, and everyone - in unison - was like "DO NOT plant mint in the ground. Mint will take over everything."

After that, I had the fear of God put in me and decided I did not want a house over-run by mint.

This was our minty future.

Last weekend, when my abandoned herbs finally looked withered enough, I decided I better do something with them before they died. I found some old pots underneath the house and got to work.

I planted the mint in a separate pot, per my family's instruction.

Mint (potted separately), Parsley, Cilantro, Thyme, and Basil

My herb plants have survived for two weeks, making me an expert on all things herbal.

For instance, when it's time to trim the parsley, here's what you need to do:.

1. Get a pair of scissors.
2. Cut parsley plant down to a nub.

Um....I think I did that right. I'll keep you posted.

I'm really looking forward to this new hobby of mine. 

It's nice to see the rewards of my menial labor.


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