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Grow something!

February 23, 2010 • Paige

Last spring was our first try at growing edible plants.  Since we live in a rental, we are growing in containers in lieu of a garden.  On the the front porch we had basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, peppermint, stevia, tomatoes, aloe, and some other random plants.

We got started pretty late and even though we did so many things wrong, there was an abundance of fresh herbs all throughout the summer.  The basil, stevia, thyme were lost to Autumn cold weather.  The aloe plants are still going strong, and the rosemary and peppermint are coming back from their brush with death a bit slowly.

This year I want to do better.  I have saved a few paper egg cartons for starting seeds indoors.  I can get started with that just as soon as I decide what I want to grow. 🙂 This year we’re also going to try our hand at several different kinds of vegetables and small fruits.  I scrounged up some plastic bins to re-purpose as planters.  Hopefully I will be able to harvest and store my herbs, veggies, and fruits this year.

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