As you might know, I keep wishing that someday I will have my own little garden to grow veggies, herbs and flowers - just like my grandma! After moving in our new apartment in the city, we are lucky to have a pretty large terrace, but no garden.
However, I decided to give garding a try whatsoever as many veggies and herbs also grow in pots! During a lazy afternoon walk through our neighborhood a couple of weekends ago, I spotted a great fruit box which has been placed on the street for the hard trash collection. I thought to myself that this would be perfect for planting herbs, so I went back, grabbed the box and took it home with me!
The next morning we drove to the nearest Bunnings and bought all kinds of herbs for me to plant as well as a couple of bags potting mix. As a first step, I put some plastic cover at the bottom of the box to prevent the soil being washed out (I did however cut holes in the plastic, so that the water can come out). Afterwards I started planting pasley, mint, coriander, rosemary, chives and chili. To make it look pretty, I threw some shells in between.
Now, comparing the pictures above with the current status, the mint and the parlsey have grown like crazy. The coriander is a bit weak as is the chili plant. But we have already enjoyed the fresh herbs with many salads, in dips and on home-made pizza. Love the concept of growing my own food - even if this is just a tip of the iceberg!
On a different note, I have arrived in South Africa last night after a 14.5 hour flight. I am doing well, fighting the jetlag and will be off working soon! Hope you are doing well! *K