Growing Your Own Herbs

I tried hydroponic basil twice, and a window sill herb garden once.  Both times I ended up inflicting a slow painful death on these lovely plants in spite of their valiant effort to survive.  So I gave up on growing my own herbs indoors.

Last fall a friend of mine gave me fresh sprigs of basil and oregano.  No need to worry, she explained, all you do is hang them upside down to dry.  Ok, so I gave it the old college try.  I tied them with wired ties and hung them up.  Last week I found the forgotten pair.  I was just glad that they held together after I blew the dust off of of the shriveled leaves.

As it turns out, I am now a convert.  All I had to do was squeeze the leaves and they came right off of the stems.   I collected them in a bowl and used a ladle to smash them up.   You can use a mortal and pestle, but the feeling of ceramic rubbing against ceramic gives me the heebee geebees.  Like nails on a chalkboard.  Ugh!  Then I put them right into my spice jars with a funnel.

Fortunately my husband can grow them outside in the vegetable garden this year for me.  By next year I will probably forget what I did, so I am posting it here with pics.  Now I am thinking parsley, rosemary, thyme, and turmeric.  Although it would have been cheeky to put sage in there, I just don’t use it enough.


About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a powerful light worker, intuitive medium, and coach. She lives with the daily challenge of muscular dystrophy and shares the wisdom she receives from the Divine Source of all that is, bringing joy to the lives of others.
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1 Response to Growing Your Own Herbs

  1. Lovely post!



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