Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday Edition: Kitchen Tip

My state is still recovering from the hurricane.  I am so thankful that my family is safe and sound.  So many people in our state are homeless or displaced for the time being.  We have friends who remain without power, but still have to go on with their daily lives of going to work, getting the kids to daycare, etc.  I don't know how you can do those things while not having electricity!  I am also thankful that our house is not damaged.  Driving in to work today I saw so many trees down with debris scattered all over.  We lost some mulch.  That's it.  We are lucky.

Well I guess I also lost a big chunk of my garden (but that is no big deal!).  I think that most of my eggplants will survive, but the tomatoes are questionable. Since it is getting to be the end of summer, I shouldn't expect to get much out of my garden anyway.  I mean, the sun is already setting at 7:30pm.  What a bummer.

To keep my garden going, this year I am going to try to bring some of it inside.  Just my herbs though.

"herbs in the bronx" uploaded to Flickr by chachlate
There are several herbs that will do well if planted in a pot that is placed in a sunny window.  According to Better Homes and Gardens, some to try include: mint, parsley, basil, sage, oregano, chives, rosemary and thyme.  I think I will stick to parsley and basil.  What about you?  Are you planning on bringing any of your garden indoors?


  1. I don't have room for veggies, but if you have enough sunshine your herbs should do well in the window.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Mint and rosemary are virtually un-killable so those are good candidates. We'll bring in our mini lime tree, the basil, & the mint for winter.

  3. I have managed to kill ALL of those herbs -- all in my sunny kitchen!
    Right now I am working on killing basil...


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