Monday, May 11, 2009

Life List # 14

About this time last year I started my Life List: 100 Things to do before I go. I'll be honest with you, although I've thought about it, I haven't revisited this list in awhile and I was afraid when I did I might turn my nose up to some of the things I listed thinking, dude, where did that come from? I could care less if I did that! But, damn, I must say, I did a good job last year because I still want to do every one of these things!

One of the items on my list, #14, was to plant and maintain an herb garden. I was so excited to let you know that I can now cross it off my list, but I kinda forgot how ambitious I was - not only did I say I wanted to plant one, but I said I wanted to maintain it for a full year and only use herbs from that garden. Wowzers! Well, fine, I can't quite cross it off my list yet, but I can say I'm working on #14.

The week before I headed back to work Collin got an itch to start some flats of flowers to add to our rock garden this summer. While we were picking up supplies I saw a little domed herb garden kit. It was calling my name and quickly found its way into our cart. That afternoon we both set to work planting seeds.

3/22/09: Seeds are in, soil is watered....grow herbs grow!

In their new home, the basement window ledgeWe have cilantro, chives, thyme....
....basil, parsley, and marjoram

4/7/09: Holy Shnikes, my seeds are....growing!!

I was so proud of myself when these starting growing. I gave myself a little woot! woot! that's right, I'm an herb growing stud, while doing that little churning butter move. You know the one, right?

And then I did what I always do. I forgot to water them. I suck at growing plants! So last week when I took the little dome cover off I saw more brown than green and more droop then....then what? Stiff? That's funny. I'm so imature I can not say stiff without laughing. Anyway, I dumped some water on them and LOOK!!

5/8/09: Woot! Woot! I'm an herb growing genius! (doin' the butter churn)

Now, if I can just remember to water these guys...I.."m hoping to transplant them and move them outside soon. I'll keep you posted.

Also, I'm working on the next installment of my list.


Em said...

The herb garden is also something I've wanted to do for a long time. I started a small one outside on the deck last year, but it never really took off. Thanks for sharing how you did yours. :)

Gail said...

I wish you luck with your little herbies! I tried a Chia herb garden once. It died. I seem to recall having some issues with remembering to water them! Then again, I have the same issues with all of my other plants. I like to buy them and plant them then I forget to water them and they die. :)

samantha said...

Oooh mad props to you! Butter churn away lady friend!

Can't wait to see the next installment! I've been doing that myself :-)