Herb and Vegetable Garden

I’m so excited about our new herb and veggie garden! Luke and I were inspired by the cookbook The Silver Spoon (Thank you Fr. Anton!). We had initially planned on just planting an herb garden…but one thing led to another and now we have some veggies, too! The idea to plant our herbs in a barrel came from this lovely ladies blog. I picked ours up at Home Depot for about 20 bucks. We planned on using plexi-glass to divide the six herbs but I found something less expensive in the same section at Home Depot and it seems to be working just fine!
The six herbs below are planted together in the barrel, with basil planted separately. We just used up a lot of our basil in this recipe last week. Yum!Thanks to our herbs it smells sooo good to sit outside on our front porch! The cilantro has really taken off…I can’t wait to use it in our Mexican Chicken and Rice soup this week! We also decided to plant some veggies and see what happens! We bought two different tomato plants, red bell peppers and some red chili peppers! We found this cute little planter online at Home Depot. Though we don’t live in the city, it’s perfect for our small yard. The planter has a self-contained watering system which means I won’t have to worry about over or under watering. It has received great reviews so I can’t wait to see how it works! I almost forgot…we also planted some garlic! We planted them from some cloves we had in the kitchen and they’ve really taken off in the past week or so! Fun!I spotted this little critter while Luke was planting the veggies. I had to be very careful not to make any sudden movements to get his pic! These little guys can be spastic!Last but not least we also picked up a bougainvillea plant that we are hoping will eventually wrap around the columns framing our front door. Time will tell! Oh, and we got the little scarecrow (above) and a pumpkin to help get into the fall spirit! I also plan on making an autumn wreath soon and then I will post a pic of the front of the house so you can see the “big picture.” Can’t wait until it has all come together 🙂

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