I’m choosing to be a little lazy and swimming later in the morning today, instead of getting my butt in the pool first thing. I had an idea that I wanted to put in some notes on right away. So I did.
I’m kinda stuck for an idea for a Misanthrope column for next week. Honest, it’s no joke trying to find a weekly topic on the theme of “Don’t be a fucking idiot”.
I got a pasta machine for Christmas, and I’ve been using it a lot. I’ve been doing an experiment with whole wheat pasta, and you know? It’s pretty good.
I need to think about sprouting some herbs soon, actually. I prefer fresh herbs in cooking and haven’t had an herb garden of any sort since the summer 2005 (which wound up being my “pesto year” as my basil went out of control). I’ve got dirt. I have a sunny, south-facing window. It’s no trick to get a seed try and germinate a few plants. I’ll even get myself a bukkit, and I’ll have a nice, portable herb garden for my porch this summer.
Has anyone had much success growing fresh herbs indoors? I do have a room where a philodendron, a Boston fern, a Christmas cactus, several spider plants and a calendiva are pretty happy. Would this be a place where herbs would do well? I’ve only ever cultivated them outside and in the summer.
I also want a bukkit for some mint. I’ve been yearning for a good mint julep lately.
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Most herbs are like weeds; they thrive in the sun. I have been able to keep a potted rosemary plant alive indoors, and I know tarragon is perennial, and chives bulbs will survive in a pot for awhile if given enough water (although the foliage will eventually wilt), but virtually all other herbs I can think of are seasonal and require direct sun.
The one good thing I can think of about living here in the Midwest is our rich Mississippi Riverbed soil and the volunteer dill that arrives every spring.