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The Herb Garden Experiment

It should be no secret to my readers that I enjoy cooking. Whether it's pizza, pasta, enchiladas, or chili, I enjoy cooking food almost as much as I enjoy eating it. Lately I've been trying my best to purchase most of my food from local sources. I'm not fully committed to the cause yet, I'm only really picky about my eggs and meat right now, but with summer arriving in a hurry I'll soon be able to add local veggies to my diet.

One thing I've decided I need to do is grow my own food. Since I live in an apartment that lacks a balcony or patio my options for this are pretty limited. It's a bit dificult to grow potatoes and green beans indoors, but I thought I might be able to pull off some herbs.

I had been collecting containers for no particular reason for the last few months and had quite a few glass jars available. So last night I made a stop and purchased some seeds and soil. I had six jars at home and bought 7 different varieties of herbs. Happily I have another jar in my fridge that will be empty soon so I'll be able to plant the mint I bought.

So far I have (from left to right) Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Parsley, and Chives. I'm hoping to keep a running photo journal on Flickr as things start to grow.

My plans for Saturday include a trip to the Farmers Market and then I'll hopefully be able to hunt down some sort of shelf to put these on at a garage sale. For now they are sitting on my kitchen table. I'm not expecting much, but if I can get one or two to grow at least I might be able to get an idea of what works and what doesn't.