I finally squeezed enough time into my day to move my herb garden outside into the raised bed where it belongs. I have been so busy with baseball season, prom, and graduation I can’t even think straight. I decided I was getting a little planting done no matter what I had to put on hold. I picked a day that I could weed, plant, and peg the laundry outside all on my timeframe.
You probably remember my Coffee Mug Herb Garden that I started in the house this winter? Well those were the herbs that need to go into the earth. I had been putting them outside on nice days to get accustomed to the sun and wind and they had about outlived the time they could be cooped up in a coffee mug. I have trimmed them down several times and used them in my cooking dishes but they really need the soil and rain to continue to thrive.
Once I got the mint under control I could plant the other herbs. The mint comes back every year and can become invasive if you don’t pull out all the runners. I have to thin mine out by about half every season, and when I do I use it to make Mint Water it’s so refreshing after all that weeding.
It didn’t take me long to get things planted and give them a little water from the hose but the older I get that stooping over to dig is back breaking work. I just worker slower than I used to and pace myself.
Now we can continue to enjoy fresh herbs for our cooking and drinking needs all summer long. There’s nothing better than stepping outside your door and grabbing a handful of fresh grown goods. I’m happy to get that job checked off my list, next is to weed and mulch the flower bed.