My Herb Garden.

I had been browsing Pinterest for weeks looking at anything and everything that remotely pertained to my life: home decor for our new home, organization ideas for my new classroom, photography ideas for our then-upcoming nuptials, and gardening tips for my new garden. Enter herb garden obsession. I couldn’t get them out of my head! I salivated over the idea of fresh herbs for cooking whenever I so pleased. But are you aware of just how many ways there are to make an herb garden? Would it be inside or outside? Would I plant seeds or baby plants? Separate the herbs or grow them all together? Vertical or hanging garden? (see below)

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My head was spinning! And don’t even get me started on herb markers! So I decided to do something I never do: I patiently waited and researched.. (okay that one I often do) until I found the perfect balance between thrifty-ness and creativity. The following herb gardens were my inspiration:

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I loved the simple and rustic look of the barrel. As for seeds, I decided I wasn’t ready to grow my own, and instead I planted already sprouted herbs that I found at Home Depot. Tada! My herb garden when first planted!

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The most exciting thing about having an herb garden is the wonderful food you can make with fresh wonderfulness! My herb garden above is home to flat italian parsley, curly-leaf parsley, cilantro, oregano, and perhaps my favorite– Genovese Basil. Thus far I have made homemade pasta sauce (of the marinara variety), pineapple salsa for a chicken / pineapple dish courtesy of Food Network Magazine (yum!) and last but DEFINITELY not least: caprese salad.

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Pineapple salsa with fresh cilantro

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Ground chicken with a tumeric infused rice, topped with the pineapple salsa (Food Network Magazine Recipe)

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Caprese salad with fresh basil

Herb markers are to come, but not without carefully researching my options :).

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2 thoughts on “My Herb Garden.

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