Friday, November 4, 2016

My Winter Herb Garden

I love growing plants, any kind of plant...especially if it's something I can eat or cook with.
My outdoor herb garden is finished for the season.
My indoor Basil plant was out of control, so I took an hour or so
to clean things up and start a-new.
Although I had a lot of Basil, I did not have enough to make a batch of pesto.
So I gave the plant a serious haircut and instead, I decided to dry it.

Some of this I will use and some I put in cute little jars and gift at Christmas time.

I'm using this container for my winter indoor herb garden.

I put rocks in the bottoms of the jars...

I purchased my seeds at Longwood Gardens...
I could have purchased them anywhere, but the herbs will feel nice and special
since the seeds came from one of my favorite places.

I used good Miracle Grow Soil and planted my seeds!!

And just because everything needs markers, there are markers!

I refreshed the soil in my "always indoor" basil plant and it is making a nice comeback...

as are my chives, I cut them all the way back and recently used them in an omelet.

The basil is drying out nicely, almost ready to be jared up for future use!


  1. I love your indoor garden - I need to try that! The basket and jars are perfect!

  2. That basil looks great. Whenever I try drying basil, it gets moldy.

  3. Living under huge oaks...not a lot of plants survive in our house. I think the pack of dogs has something to do with that too. :)

  4. I love your little wire basket for your jars, such a pretty way to have them on your counter! I keep saying I am going to do this but haven't yet :(

  5. Hello, your herbs look good. I like basil, not too crazy over the dill. Your indoor garden is a great idea. Happy Friday, enjoy your day & weekend!

  6. Debbie you are an amazing woman, and just a perfect idea maker! Beautiful photos.

  7. That is my favorite seed company too. I love your herbs. I still really like that wire basket.
    Such a great idea Debbie. Have a lovely Friday.

  8. What a great idea, Debbie, and you know, I did not know that basil would grow well indoors.
    I am going to give that a try.
    Have a great weekend, my friend!

  9. hooray for drying! pick me! pick me! :)

  10. Fantastic Debbie.
    Indoor herb gardens are just a great idea.

    All the best Jan

  11. Oh you busy little bee... harvesting your basil crop.... I am so jealous. My basil is from a sprinkler spice jar and I have probably had it 100 years!!

  12. I love the scent of basil! I didn't grow any this year, so I am missing that beautiful scent. Love your pretty indoor herb garden containers! xx Karen

  13. A great idea of drying the basil for future use

  14. I need to do an indoor herb garden! I have one outside and it usually survives even the winters here most years! Drying the herbs is a great idea!

  15. Love the containers for your indoor herb garden. It seems you have a green thumb, Debbie. The taste and scent of basil is so aromatic. What a great idea to dry your basil.

  16. I love it when you do a tutorial type post like this one. I may even try to grow some herbs myself. Believe it or not I do have a Basil plant that is doing nicely. When my oldest daughter was here we bought one for her since we couldn't find any in the produce department. I think I could actually do this one. I like your little jars for growing your herbs too. I hadn't thought about that I could actually dry them too. Blessings and hugs~

  17. Nice! Your indoor green thumb is as good as your outdoor!

  18. Excellent work! You are an inspiration.

  19. Your wire basket and jars make for a pretty little herb garden.