Thursday, November 21, 2013

FAIL | Planting A Late Herb Garden

The herb garden before I planted anything...
it didn't change much in looks even after I planted seeds.

Back in August when hubby & I moved into our new country home I was really looking forward to trying a late herb garden. I raked out the area I wanted to use, divided it into 10 sections and then planted my seeds. I watered them as needed and then waited for sprouts to show. I waited and waited… about three weeks later I had a few sprouts and was really excited…until I figured out that they were weeds. I did have one little sprout of lemon balm come up, but it didn’t grow enough to do anything with. Over all I’d have to say that planning a late herb garden was a fail. A good while after I had planted my seeds I was told that the raised bed I had used for the herb garden didn’t have great soil and almost nothing would grow there previously. So apparently if I want to use this bed again in the future I’ll just have to fix up the dirt a bit.

The packages of seeds I chose to plant.

I planted dill, lemon balm, cilantro, chamomile, lavender, catnip, parsley, and rosemary. Needless to say I was disappointed with the outcome.

The chart I made to keep track of what I planted where
in case anything popped up.

I do plan to start an herb garden in the spring…after I work on fixing up the soil a bit. Hopefully that run will go better than this one did. I really like herbs and am looking forward to drying them when I do finally have a successful crop!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you continue to try again in the Spring! A lot of what we do is try & error. I've had success starting my plant's inside, hardening the up, and then transplanting the outside. Good luck!


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