Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Delectable Gift Idea

I picked up this basket of herbs at our local garden shop, and I have been using it non-stop! Mine has sage, thyme, parsley, rosemary, and oregano, and there's nothing like some simple autumnal fare with a few fresh herbs. Not to mention that it provides a lovely splash of color in our kitchen.

I think this is my new favorite gift idea, and doesn't it seem like it would be easy to put together? All you need is a basket, some herb seedlings, and a plastic container for the inside.

The one tip that the gardener who sold them to me gave is to water sparingly-- these guys like to get nice and dry (which you can tell because the container gets light) in between waterings. And when you do water, don't over-do it.


Shanna said...

I'm over from Rachel's Small Notebook blog...and I think your herb basket would, indeed, make a VERY nice gift! I would certainly enjoy having one :)

Adele said...

Welcome, Shanna, and thanks!