Am I getting a green thumb?
I bought some pots and potting mix today at Bunnings (sometimes it's useful to have a cashier who's not quite with it - she didn't charge me for one of the $20 pots!) and I planted my herbs. It's been really hot so hopefully they survive okay in it. They're currently getting a good watering and I'll try to water them everyday until the weather cools down a bit. I also gave them some slow release fertiliser. In the end I'm probably going to have to move the basil and mint to individual pots but this can be done. I'd also like fennel and chilli in two other pots. I don't use the chilli myself, but Matt does, and I just think the plant looks great. Pot #1 We have (a very wilty) sage - hopefully it'll perk up now it's in a big pot and being watered. Oregano - Greek oregano the label says, oooerr. Thyme and basil. The basil looks funny because it's just sprouts that I grew on my kitchen windowsill - hopefully they'll now do better being in a bigger pot. If they don't grow, I guess I'll just buy a mature basil - which will probably also need its own pot. Pot #2 This one has coriander - a little yellow and limp, but it was confined to a basic pot before and pretty dry. Flat leaf parsley - another one I hope perks up - I really think the heat is getting to them. Dill and mint. Here's hoping they all survive and give me many months (or years) of fresh herby pleasure. Next on the garden agenda is sticking a rosemary bush out the front and investing in a compost bin - which will cost around $90. There's no room for a veggie garden here.