Saturday, July 26, 2008

New Herb Garden!

Ok, another non-bento related post. I was really excited about this though, so I wanted to share.

This morning, BF and I got up at the crack of dawn (7am on a Saturday!!) and meandered down to the farmer's market. We don't often go because we like to sleep in, but when we do it's great because we can get fresh farm eggs and organic meats and veggies.

One of the vendors was selling herbs 10 for $20, and that is how I ended up with my wonderful new herb garden.
We picked up some parsley, oregano, sage, dill, coriander, basil, chives, spearmint and arnica (if only I could find somewhere that sells Japanese herbs!).

I don't know a thing about gardening, but BF seems to know everything about everything so he hooked me up. We picked up a planter that fits perfectly over the rail of our balcony so that the plants can get lots of sunlight. Hopefully they will thrive and be wonderful!

I'm really excited about growing some edible plants. I think I'm going to pick up this book to read up on what other types of foods we can grow in an apartment. Right now we pay $1.99 each when we buy fresh herbs from the grocery store, so if this works out, it might save us a buck or two as well.