Monday, April 5, 2010

My Herbs are Here!

In January, I started my Southern Living "Project of the month" with a cool weather herb box. Truthfully, I had pretty much zero confidence that I was actually going to be able to grow my own herbs from seeds, but I thought it would be fun to give it a try anyway. If you remember, this is how my box looked after planting my seeds.

A couple of weeks ago, I went outside to check on it like I do every day (ok more like when I remember), and this is what I saw! There were little herb sprouts everywhere! I couldn't believe the seeds actually decided to turn into real plants!

So, I decided to wait until my little buds grew up a little before I posted about it, since the previous picture isn't THAT impressive. This is what my herbs look like now!!

I have 4 different herbs planted: Cilantro, Basil, Chives, and Parsley. The Basil is taking its time and being a little slower than the rest, but it is starting to peek through the soil!

This is a close-up of the Parsley. It is even starting to LOOK like Parsley! Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will have enough to use in one of my dishes! I hope this is encouraging to those of you who have a not-so-green thumb like myself. I can't wait to plant more things that we can use around the house!


  1. Dear Lauren, Can you please come teach me how to grow herbs when I move into the new homestead? (And bring Tim "the toolman" Hulett to teach my hubby how to build me a nice planter box). Your friend, Kenzie :)

  2. Haha! Of course :) But it would be less teaching and more "This is kind of what I did, cross your fingers that it works again." Not too much longer and you will have your cute little house!! :)


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