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21 Feb · Sat 2009
Yea it's official, spring fever is here....LOL! I have all my little seed packs and have been in the greenhouse, and will be out there again today planting cinnamon basil, thai basil, purple basil, BRUSSELL SPROUTS, tomatoes, peppers.....yea my greenhouse will be overflowing....i rearranged to accomodate more plants, and realize i just was not using the space as wisely as i could have....it's cramped, but doable! A good source for seed (besides me) is Botanical Interests they are awesome! Lots of info on each packet, and reasonable priced, good selection, the whole nine yards.....so i have some new seed to plant from them. They have a website and blog too, and are a family owned company. I can't wait to get out there and DIG IN.....!! Ya'll have an HERBY day! debbie
Posted by Chickadee1 @ 09:04 AM EST [ Comments  ]
16 Feb · Mon 2009
The babies are up! Baby basils of the lime, genovese and lettuce leaf varieties! Also some morning glories and cyprus vines are up....hopefully soon we'll have strawberry gomphrema and lavender as well. I've decided my greenhouse is defintely too small! I need much more room for all I need to start, or i'll just have to give it up! (yea whoever heard of a plant fiend giving up? LOL!) The rosemarys are doing well, seemed to have rooted (most of them). Now I need to start some moss curly parsley, oregano, dill, cilantro, to name a few. Market will be here before I know it! I think I shall go see if i can find a bigger greenhouse....i'll let you know the outcome! Have an herby day! deb
Tags: morning herbs parsley market vine cilantro gomphrena greenhouse basil babies dill oregano lavender glory cyprus rosemary
Posted by Chickadee1 @ 06:37 AM EST
04 Feb · Wed 2009
Hello all, if you've never had LAVENDER SUGAR COOKIES, perhaps now is the time....hmmm make some for valentines day? All you have to do is pick your favorite sugar cookie recipe, (even if it's in a bag or a box) and add about 1 tbsp. ground dried lavender buds. If you are doing roll-out cookies, maybe sprinkle a little extra on top to decorate, along with your usual sugar sprinkles! Bake as usual and Voila! Something totally different and...they really taste great! Customers come back consistently looking for the lavender cookies!
ok, gotta run...ya'll stay warm...brrr....! debbie
Posted by Chickadee1 @ 09:39 PM EST
01 Feb · Sun 2009
It was too gorgeous a day in Marietta, GA to stay in the house, no matter I had a ton of things to do inside as well! Got a head start on planting some herb seeds in the greenhouse! Planted some sweet basil, lime basil, large leaf basil, then some flowers, too ...strawberry fields gomphrena and cyprus vines & morning glories....even rooted some rosemary cuttings...ok enough for one day! It is, afterall, only FEBRUARY! Temps in the greenhouse have been "tropical" the past few days so hopefully the basil will be up in a few days, as usual! NEVERMIND it's supposed to snow on Tuesday....LOL! Balmy today, freezing tomorrow...you never know in Georgia! :-) Everyone have a great day!
Posted by Chickadee1 @ 03:37 PM EST