Hey guys! Friday Favs is OUT today and Garden in the City is IN! May was a beautiful month filled with 80 degree days (10 total) and sunshine, but, this week was mostly rain and a ton of work so my iPhone had a serious lack of photos. That being said, I planted my "City Garden" two weeks ago and have been meaning to get this post up. For those that have been following this little blog 'o mine for a while know that every year, I utilize pots and planters of all different sizes to grow a variety of herbs, veggies, and some flowers.
This little garden provides me with veggies and herbs that last throughout the entire year. Yes, the entire year. I freeze or dry the leftover herbs at the end of the summer and then use them throughout the winter months.
I find that year over year I plant more herbs and less flowers. Here's what I have:
- Basil: Caprese, pesto, pasta, oh my!
- Sage: Necessary with butternut squash ravs
- Italian Flat Leaf Parsley: Um, everything!
- Rosemary: Potatoes and the best rosemary butter cookies
- Dill: Chicken and chicken salad
- Lettuce: All the salad
- Kale: I planted this by seed this year!
- Rainbow Chard: Delish quickly sautéed with evoo and salt
- Spearmint: Mojitos!!
For flowers, I stuck with the hearty and easy: geraniums, pansies, and gerbera daisies.
(note to mom: yes, I separated the basil plants :))
That about wraps it up. I've already harvested some of the lettuce due to last week's intense sunshine! It was delicious.
Remember, it is SO EASY to start a little herb garden, even with a small amount of space. Basil, parsley, and rosemary are always a staple in the kitchen so start small! If you want tips and tricks on where and how to being, just click on the past posts that I linked to above.
Have a great weekend! I hope you all have something fun planned. Be on the lookout for some #fff_travels posts on instagram -- we are off to the Cape for the weekend! Yippeeee!