And my garden also finally has a plant (or three) named basil! Yes, folks, it took me until almost the end of May, but I finally got around to acquiring our herbs for the summer. It’s totally ridiculous and a little embarrassing how long it has taken me to get herbs this year, given how much I love them.
Seriously, the inner workings of this household are greased with pesto, infused vodka, fresh herb simple syrups, and dried herbs to last me the whole winter. Or at least the kitchen parts are, I suppose.
To be fair, I was busy shoveling compost and dirt piles into our newest raised bed that Chris built over the weekend and planting 25 pepper plants and 8 squash plants this weekend. It has been a struggle finding space for any other plants. But anyway…
Just to keep track, this year we have the following herbs in the ground now:
- Sweet basil
- Purple basil
- Grapefruit mint
- Pineapple sage
- Bee balm
- Greek oregano
- German thyme
- Lemon balm