The “Chef’s” {that’s me!} Herb Garden

I love herbs. I love cooking with herbs.  I love tea made with herbs. I love smelling herbs. I love herbs.

Since I have a slight obsession with herbs, it was positively necessary to plant some herbs.

I also have a slight obsession with Pinterest. And, uh, don’t forget that I’m not off the grid. I’m a modern-day homesteader! I even have a homesteading board! {grin}

Anyhoo, I found a great pin on how to make an herb container out of some galvanized buckets and decided that was my answer. The pin utilized 3 rather large buckets, but since I wanted to start small(ish), I chose one rectangular bucket, and one regular bucket for my project.

Hubs had to help me puncture holes in the bottom of the buckets. I’m a little girly that way.

And once we had that done, I simply had to put one bucket into the other, fill it with dirt and plant my herbs. Voila!

I’ve got sweet basil, oregano, cilantro, parsley, and rosemary. My herb container sits just outside of my back door. It’s nice and accessible that way. And do you see the extra pot in front? Obviously, I didn’t need to go as small(ish) as I thought. Next year I’ll have to go big(ger).

It’s really flourishing here. I’ve got to figure out how preserve to these herbs STAT! So drying? Freezing? What say you?

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3 thoughts on “The “Chef’s” {that’s me!} Herb Garden

    • Yum! I’ve already made several batches of pesto. And I’m working on drying my other herbs. So hoping it works!

  1. Reblogged this on The Homestead Experiment and commented:

    Remember this post from last year? Well I decided it wasn’t big enough so my project today is to plant this year’s PLUS figure out how I want to expand my herb garden. Hmmm…

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