Sunday, July 13, 2008

Herbs...the spice of life!

Basil, Sage, Thyme, Mint sprouting after 10 days from planting seeds


Sometimes it's the little things that can bring so much joy. I'm happy and surprised they sprouted so fast. While waiting for Wade to build our greenhouse, I decided to plant some herbs on the patio under the blazing desert sun. That was one week ago. These photos were taken this morning (before the flashflood!). The basil, sage and thyme have sprouted. The mint hasn't made a showing yet. All four of these herbs deter most insect pests.

We use basil to season our pasta dishes, in soups and salads, and it tastes so good! Even better, basil has many healing benefits and nutrients. Check out the benefits of sage, thyme and mint. Using these and other fresh and dried herbs for cooking regularly helps keep your body in a healthy state. Growing them yourself gives you optimum potency.

In these uncertain times of rising gas and food prices, along with just about everything else increasing, growing an organic vegetable garden and a small herb garden will do much to save you money and give you quality foods. And the benefits of growing things with your own hands and nurturing them along is enjoyable and good for mental health.

It's easy, inexpensive and fun!

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