If you read my first herb garden post, you already know that Red and I planted rosemary, dill, lime basil, sage, and mint. I believe either the birds or the tremendous rain got the rosemary seeds. The pot overflowed with water right after we planted and since then the doves are hanging out on the fence close by the pots. At this point nothing but a blade of grass is growing in the rosemary container.
The sage is coming right along. It amazes me how some of the leaves are textured and some smooth. This is something I never would have known had we not started this herb garden. I can't wait for the opportunity to cook with these fresh herbs, if all goes well that is.
The lime basil is doing outstanding. The aroma of basil is wonderful and already noticeable. I transplanted some of the seedlings last week before Mom passed. We now have three basil growing containers. Since the basil is so fragrant, I moved one pot to the front porch. This morning I found that some pest has begun eating the leaves. I’ll be making a trip to the Home Depot to get some pesticide I suppose, unless you all have a better solution?
The mammoth dill and mint really took a long time to sprout. The bottom leaves on the dill look a bit yellow. Since Red is working today and he’s the brains of our herb garden, I’m going to have to do some research on that. Does anyone know if that’s normal?
The mint container has lots of baby sprouts. I was warned in my first post and also read how mint grows like a weed. I am planning on transplanting some to put on the front porch as well but have to resolve the pest issue first.
Well now I’m off to do some more reading on Florida herb gardening. Hope you enjoy your weekend.