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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Herb Gardening

I could not wait for spring to come so I could plant my herb garden. I spent all winter working on a plan for my herb garden. Where do I put it, where do I plant them, do I plant them in containers, which ones do I plant, will they be easily accessible, etc.? I finally had a plan... I would plant them in a tiered planter (willowhouse.com), I would put the planter on the front porch over on the side where we don't have anything, and I would plant my favorite herbs that I use quite often. I decided to plant: parsley, cilantro, rosemary, chives, oregano, and thyme. These are the herbs that I use the most when cooking so I figured they were a good start.

Shawn and I bought seeds to plant the herbs a few weeks ago and they grew fine until our cat got a hold of them. Since it is warmer outside and time to plant them outside, we opted to get the plants to put in the planter this go round. I am excited we did this because I am already able to use the herbs we planted! :)

This was a very fun project and I hope you will think about starting your own herb garden. All you need is a few plants, dirt, and a planter or pots to start. Very easy and fun to use! :)

Happy Spring!!


  1. I am loving my herb garden, too! Yours is prettier! I really like it!

  2. I still haven't decided how I want to plant mine, but your idea is too cute! I might have to steal it. We are growing ours from seeds, but I am thinking maybe I should of bought the plants because it is going so slow. I can't use them yet,and the Rosemary is proving difficult to grow.

  3. You are welcome to steal my idea, Erin! :) We steal yours and Adam's ideas all the time because we love the things yall have done to your house. :) Rosemary has been very difficult to grow and I am not sure why. We are on our 3rd rosemary plant so we will see how this one holds up.

  4. Where did you get the pot thingy on your front porch for the herbs?

  5. Willow House