I’ve always quite fancied having an indoor herb garden.
However, we never had enough room in the old house, plus, with two young kids to take care of, I wasn’t sure I had the time and energy to keep plants alive too.
But then our renovation netted us more space and ushered in a more grown-up stage of our lives… dinner parties, cosy nights at home and a living wall that I’ve managed not to kill for almost an entire year.
Our lovely new kitchen-diner has also inspire me to get adventurous and cook more meals from scratch – and I’ve found myself using lots of fresh spices and herbs as a result.
It was time to take the plunge.
I bought a DIY garden on Amazon, which included a cute wooden planter, soil and seeds for £8. Bargain, right?
For the purpose of getting a pretty photo I bought some small herb plants to initially slot into the planter (thyme, chives, basil and curly rosemary), but then I used this TRAGO Herb Garden calendar to figure out what to plant, and when.
As it turned out, I’d timed it perfectly as the end of March, early April is (according to the guide) ideal for planting herbs. In a month or two I should have some amazing fresh herbs to cut and use in my cooking.
I’m also planning to dry some rosemary and make some rosemary salt, and also try infusing some olive oil with fresh basil and thyme. I’ll let you know how I get on!