Monday, May 30, 2011

Unfortunately, our apartment doesn’t have a balcony.

But I figured I wouldn’t let that minor detail deter me from planting a few herbs and some flowers.
Our apartment does have a very narrow ledge with a railing all the way around it. So three weekends ago, I dragged my husband to our Home Depot-like store so I could buy some planters, bags of potting soil and a few other things for our home.

In one planter, I planted seeds of Italian basil, cilantro, dill and Italian parsley.
A second planter contains the colorful flowers. A third planter has a few sprigs of mint that I rooted myself and a small basil plant. The fourth planter is waiting to be filled.

And now, look at how the seeds are sprouting!
This summer, I hope to be able to just reach out my window and snip off a few sprigs of herbs when I’m cooking in the kitchen.

I may not have a yard, but I do have enough room to make some edible delights grow.

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2 comments:

Julia said...

And that's exactly what the TV chefs in the UK keep trying to get across to people. You don't need a huge space to be able to grow your own fresh food. That's going to be great for once all your herbs have grown. Afiyet olsun. :)

Joy said...

I can't wait! I'll definitely have to replant all the herbs into more pots because there are about 20 of each plant in that one box!

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