WHAT TO PLANT? WHAT TO PLANT? WHAT TO PLANT?
Mar. 6, 2010 8:52 pm
Updated: Mar. 18, 2012 3:02 pm
As some of you might know, my family and I are in Texas. We now live in an apartment so my garden in West Virginia will be barren this year. Since I have a small 3rd floor balcony facing southeast, I am able to grow some herbs and veggies.
I started cooking all my lunches and dinners from the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks. I already finished most of the recipes from Ina Garten's Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make At Home and moved on to Barefoot Contessa Back To Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients. Since she loves certain herbs, I have decided to grow mostly herbs that I know I will be using within the next 5 months.
So far I have these herbs:
I'm going to attempt planting upside down yellow squash and zucchini this year. I also have Mr Stripey and Yellow tomatoes that I will also be planting upside down.
Last but not least, I finally broke down and bought an Aerogarden for my kitchen. Its been about a month now and the herbs look awesome. It includes:
It doesn't grow enough of what I need to cook but I do use these herbs now. Also, it makes my new kitchen feel more like home.
So, what are you growing this year?