Conundrum

I’ve been intending to plant an herb garden for the first time in my life this year (first time I will have, in fact, planted anything aside from my face), and just realized how dangerously close to spring we’re getting. So seeds need to get planted sometime in the very near and approaching future. Research and planning done pronto, and so on.

Problem is, I know absolutely nothing about this shit — aside from that it takes seeds, sunlight, water, and dirt. And a truly anal tendency to fret about your plants day and night, which should be no problem. I know what I want to plant and where, so I guess it could be worse. But I want fresh basil to garnish my tom kha gai, fresh dill for my scrambled eggs (am I the only one who does this? I get confused looks every time I mention this particular practice I doubt I will ever abandon), fresh rosemary for my pork tenderloin, etc. So I need to figure this out and quickly. I think I’m going to take a trip over to the nearest nursery and have an extended chat with someone there who can remedy my ignorance, has a spare minute and can point me in the right direction for next step.

There’s really no particular point to this post, other than that this is weighing on my mind and feel like writing and don’t feel like writing the pieces I probably should be writing. Although if anyone who reads this has any suggestions on, say, a book or documentary, a website, somewhere I can do some research? I’d appreciate it. Of course, any personal learning experiences are much appreciated as well. I have the feeling I’m going to spend a lot of time kneeling in dirt just to wind up with some truly pathetic shoots, if I’m lucky even to get that far.

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~ by Benji on 19 February 2012.

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