Monday, 13 October 2008

The herb garden


I have a large and fairly grand plan of the vegetable garden that I'd like to have. But as it involves constructing large walls and clearing some land (& Keith has a house to finish...) it will have to wait.

Making a start

So a much more achievable and really useful project was finished on the weekend.

Made from besser blocks

Finished with some capping

It is outside the kitchen window, just a few steps from the back door, making it perfect for collecting from when cooking.

Some render and gravel around the outside to finish

Planted and watered

There's a great Growers Market here in Blackheath every second Sunday and we went there to get the plants. Parsley, Oregano, Sage, Rosemary, Basil, Chives, Thyme and Lemon Thyme. Plus Spinach, Leeks, Capsicum, and four varieties of Lettuce.

Cal helped out last night, picking parsley for our pasta.



Fairlie said...

That's a great herb garden. There's nothing like fresh homegrown herbs - and to have them right outside your kicthen...fabulous!

Chooks'r'us said...

wow! can you come and do some of this nice brick work for me?! How good is the rest of your garden going to look!! I love the growers market at Blackheath - so many goodies.

Heart in the country said...

What a lovely herb garden, can't wait to see your full garden when it is finished.

Stomper Girl said...

I just love a herb garden, makes cooking bearable being able to grab fresh herbs when you need them. Yours looks great.

Alex said...

Hi - I'm building a vegie garden at the moment and just trying to decide how to section it off. I saw a besser block vegie patch constructed on a tv show recently, but your results are actually more impressive! The rendering looks great. On the show, they left off the capping and used the gaps in the blocks to plant herbs. That is a good idea, but on the other hand, the capping and rendering just looks so good. Hope the garden is going well!