Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Herb garden

My husband advised me that i can spend my time with gardening to pass my time during this waiting period.
He was right. I bought these herbs from Jusco and transferred them to bigger pots. Loo and behold, they actually grew! I honestly thought that these plants will be a one time affair and they will wilt like 2 or 3 days after purchase, but they lasted longer than expected.

We put these herbs on the kitchen window sill, and i have some Italian Basil, Thai Basil which is much more fragrant than its Italian cousin, some dills, rosemary, chives and parsley. They are particularly easy too. They just need some sunlight and water, but not too much of both and fertilise them once a week, and one day i hope that my herb garden can grow like this. Chives need to be trim a few millimeters per month and rosemary can withstand the dry soil. Basil needs the sun .

I dream that my herb garden will look like this one day. We have the space, unfortunately not the manpower to clean up the lawn of our recently moved house, but we will. One day

Aside from the little cute herb garden, my husband also planted some chili padi, pandan leaves, limau purut, limau kasturi, pandan coconut, banana plant and some yams and lemon grass on our lawns. They can be very tiresome to maintain but very rewarding. Imagine yesterday i just plucked some fresh red chili padi to make some masak lemak cili padi for dinner. Yummers!

Go on guys, i promised that you can have a blast with gardening! All they need are some nutrition and some tender loving care!

If you have any tips, please let me know as i am still new at gardening.