Earlier this spring I was given a couple of fresh herb plants from a sweet lady in our church. She knows how much I love cooking, so as a gift, she presented me with some basil and thyme plants. I was SO super excited to get these and knew it was the perfect thing to kick my butt in gear about planting my own herb garden.
Now — I have not ever planted one before, so I was learning this summer on how to plant and take care of an herb garden.
Doing this was not hard at all. If you have ever thought about making an herb garden, it is one of the easiest things to do.
If you have a little box, some potting soil, and your herb plants, you can go to town!
The day my planting box came in ( I got this from Amazon for like $44), Kayla and I went shopping and found a great buy at the local nursery on some herb plants. I got basil, oregano, dill, sage, parsley, chives, and rosemary.
Then we bought several bags of potting soil and got started putting it together.
The planting box that I got from Amazon goes together in minutes. I love it.
We put the protectant underneath it that keeps the grass and weeds from growing in it. Then we filled it with soil all the way to to the top and planted our plants.
Then we watered it really good and every week we treated it with Miracle Grow. It wasn't long before my basil really started taking off.
It's only been about 2 and a half months and we have had SO much fun making all kinds of dishes with our fresh herbs.
I made a delicious focaccia herb bread recipe that I shared on Mrs. Happy Homemaker site not too long ago. We used the fresh rosemary from our garden.
And then last week, I made a yummy pot of soup using some fresh dill. I really feel like I am creating fun and flavorful dishes by using my herb garden to do so.
If you have ever wanted to do something fun like this and plant your own herb garden, trust me. It is super simple and easy.
If I can do it, you can do it 🙂