Betty Plants Her Herb Garden – May, 2011

Betty Plants Her Herb Garden – May, 2011

In this video, Betty plants her herb garden for the summer of 2011. Rick and I chose and purchased our herbs and then came back home and planted them in the plot that was used for last year’s herb garden. The plot had herbs and other plants that survived over the winter, but we transplanted each to a proper position before inserting our new plants. The herbs and vegetables that we planted were: garlic chives, thyme, cilantro, basil, oregano, rosemary, dill, sage, tarragon, flat-leaf Italian parsley, curly parsley, bush tomatoes, green bell peppers, pimiento peppers, and jalapeno peppers. I will be updating you on the progress of the herb garden over the summer, and I plan to have some great recipes for you that use herbs. I hope you enjoy this video of our little garden and how we put it together! Love, Betty ♥

20 Responses to “Betty Plants Her Herb Garden – May, 2011”

  1. brawyn777 says:

    what kind of manure did you use if any,i had no luck with my herb garden,but i planted them from seeds insread of whole plant,next time,i will get the plants instead of the seeds

  2. xXcoNtReRasXx3 says:

    Ur hair looks super lovely pinned up in dis video ur such a sweet person I enjoy watching ur videos!!!!

  3. bettyskitchen says:

    @Mariekr49 You are very welcome! I will be posting an update soon to let everyone see how the herb garden is doing.
    –Betty 🙂

  4. Mariekr49 says:

    wonderful! thanks so much for sharing

  5. SinnFein4ever says:

    I hope that you have lot of fun when it gets into full-swing.
    Meanwhile, don’t forget the mosquito-repellent and sunscreen while you’re working in your garden.

  6. bettyskitchen says:

    @SinnFein4ever I haven’t visited the farmer’s market yet this season, because it’s just getting up and running. They would have lettuce, strawberries, and very early vegetables and fruits, and maybe some jams and jellies. I will be checking it out thoroughly when it gets later in the season.
    –Betty 🙂

  7. SinnFein4ever says:

    Well, it’ll probbably start having meat/poultry and dairy products as it gets bigger.
    So what’s in season there now?
    It’s the end of strawberry season, and the beginning of peach season, here.
    Yesterday morning I bought some mushrooms and some home-baked peanut butter-mushroom doggy cookies from the couple who grow the mushrooms.
    And also a jar of tomatoe sauce from a man who makes local pasta products.

  8. bettyskitchen says:

    @SinnFein4ever No, our farmer’s market doesn’t sell eggs or dairy. I don’t think they will have artichokes–they just sell the basic fruits and vegetables, sometimes jams and jellies and baked goods.
    –Betty 🙂

  9. SinnFein4ever says:

    Over here, they have one on thursdays and one on Saturdays.
    The Saturday one is the big one, though.
    And if it’s going to rain there, they just move it inside the parking garage next to it.
    I ussually get blue, green or pink chicken eggs, there, but tomorrow, I think that I’m going to get duck eggs instead.
    Do any of your vendors sell any eggs or dairy?
    Artichoke season has just started here.
    Does yours have artichokes yet?

  10. bettyskitchen says:

    @SinnFein4ever No, they won’t have goat’s milk. They mainly have vegetables and fruits that are in season, so it’s early for them to have anything. They are only open on Tuesdays and Saturdays here.
    –Betty 🙂

  11. SinnFein4ever says:

    ‘Sorry to hear that.
    What do you expect your farmers’ market to have tomorrow?
    I’m planning on getting a half-gallon of goats’-milk at mine tomorrow.
    Does yours have any goats’ milk?

  12. bettyskitchen says:

    @SinnFein4ever No, I haven’t. Our farmer’s market won’t have tomatoes ready for awhile.
    –Betty 🙂

  13. SinnFein4ever says:

    Heirloom tomatoes just came in at the farmers’ market here last Saturday!
    They’re a bit pricier that the kind that you find at your average supermarket, and they’re more delicate, but they’ve got so much more flavor.
    They come in all different colors (some with stripes).
    Before last Saturday, I could only get them at Whole Foods (and then, for about five dollars a pound).
    Have you ever eaten any kind of Heirloom tomatoes?

  14. bettyskitchen says:

    @SinnFein4ever No, I haven’t.  I bet they are really good!
    –Betty 🙂

  15. SinnFein4ever says:

    Have you tried growing any Heirloom tomoatoes (such as the Cherokee Purple)?

  16. bettyskitchen says:

    @ZeeFuhrerFunBus The rabbits just chewed off the tops of two plants and left them. I guess they were local. No, we haven’t had a problem with squirrels yet! Our herb garden in flourishing, with the rain that we have gotten since it was planted.
    –Betty 🙂

  17. ZeeFuhrerFunBus says:

    Rabbits eating your jalapenos? Did they cross the border from Mexico? 🙂

    At least you don’t have to deal with squirrels. They nibble on my apples, grape vines and cucumbers.

  18. bettyskitchen says:

    @theacleire Thanks!
    –Betty 🙂

  19. theacleire says:

    I love your garden!!!!

  20. bettyskitchen says:

    @TYOrder1 That sounds great!
    –Betty 🙂

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