Spending time in my herb garden is something that I just can’t get enough of. I’ve always loved having a beautiful, lush garden, especially if I can grow fresh herbs and vegetables that I can use when I cook. It’s so economical and, if you ask me, growing your ingredients makes your cooking taste all the better!
When I was in the process of building my garden, I knew that I wanted it to be unique. That’s why I decided that I wanted to have raised planters. I just hate having to kneel down for hours at time digging, and planting. Now, I don’t to stoop so low and it saves my back a lot of trouble! I can also walk in between my different planters without having to worry about tripping. And it really helps to keep my plants contained without overcrowding.
What I Plant
I call it my herb garden, but I grow a lot more than just herbs! Right now in the fall, it’s kind of an odd growing season here in Savannah, so I don’t have as much. I’ve been on a hot pepper salt kick, so I’ve been growing peppers that I can bring inside to make salts, sauces and jellies.
When this picture was taken, you can see the gorgeous Chinese red hibiscus plants. It’s such a pretty color for the late summer and early fall months, so I love to go out and pick some and bring it inside to decorate. If you’ve watched my show, some of those wonderful flower arrangements you see come straight from my garden, y’all!
This past summer, however, I love growing all of my basil and thyme, and I think it’s so pretty to have a tall tomato plant in the center of each planter.
And then in the winter, what’s better than growing your own lettuces, like kale and swiss chard?
No Bugs About It
What to know a quick tip for keeping your garden pest-free? I like to mix a little dish soap with water and put it in a spray bottle. Then I lightly mist my plants, and it’s such a miracle at keeping the bugs away. Ladybugs are also really useful at guarding your precious plants.
What do y’all plant? I would love to see photos of your gardens!Read More From Peek at Paula's.
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