I love fresh herbs.
But it is still too cold to grow them outside here.
I'm terrified of frost.
So I found a cute little container and I am growing some in my kitchen window.
They seem to be really happy here.
I took this picture a week ago and I can really see how they've grown.
I have used them for cooking too.
They are apple mint, basil and rosemary.
I love to garden but a green thumb does not come naturally to me.
I usually plant double, because half of it dies.
But last year probably 3/4 of my plants made it.
So a green thumb can be learned. I am having better success every year.
My grandma is a master gardner and she gives me great advise.
Like that I should have planted my peas a few weeks ago. Doh!
And I should be getting my spinach, carrots and beets in the ground now.
And I could plant my tomatoes now if I put walls of water around them.
Sounds like I have work to do.
My grandma also gave me this geranium to winter over.
It has been also living happily in my kitchen window for a little while now.
I love the colors of the leaves. It has started blooming red flowers too.
Did you know that if you like a geranium you can cut off a branch,
stick it in some dirt, water it and it will take root and grow?
I've tried it. It works.
So I might have to do that with this one and pass it along to my friends
since this is such a unique geranium.
So I am off to dig my seeds out of the shed and get started.
Since I am starting late my grandma told me to sprout the seeds on a wet paper towel in my
sunniest window, then plant them.
Looks like my kitchen window is going to be pretty full.