Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ready for Spring

Meet my new lovely plants!

It was hard to get a good picture with the sun coming through the window... but here they are clockwise starting at the top left: Cilantro, Basil, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Peppermint, Shamrock (don't remember official name), Jade, and Rosemary. Hello my lovelies! They aren't quite settled yet, I just stuck them in pots to figure out what goes where.

While I'm really excited to have a windowsill herb garden again... I am most excited about my shamrock plant. Did you know that at night, the leaves close up?
Oh, and check out those brown planters. They are made of 100% biodegradable bamboo by Rosso's International! They will last for 3 years indoors before breaking down (2 years outdoors). If you start plants in them indoors, you can plant the entire thing (plant with container) in the ground, which is supposed to be better for the roots anyway. If they happen to be thrown in the trash, they will decompose within 3-6 months. No nasty plastic. LOVE them! They come in all kinds of colors, I just really liked the brown. I should point out that yes, they are resting on plastic trays. *sigh* I don't like it, but you can bet I will keep those forever to be reused again and again.


  1. That makes me want to plant things! The pots sound really cool.

  2. I know right! The previous owners of our house built a raised garden bed, complete with a drip line and a fence to keep the bunnies/coyotes/foxes/deer out... (supposedly the bunnies can clear the fence). I can't wait to grow stuff this summer. Will have to wait till late May though...

  3. You have the perfect window sill for those beautiful herbs!
    I love the springy feel and they are yummy too.

  4. Thanks Londen! They have already grown a bunch, I can't wait to use the herbs.


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