Just so you know I CAN grow some things, here are some photos of my potted garden on the back deck. I planted dill, stevia, rosemary, flat-leafed parsley, curly-leafed parsley, mint, lemon balm, chives, and oregano.
I never got around to finding a place for three of my bell pepper plants, so they've been eking out a living in the original flats, with the help of some Miracle Grow in the water. As my harvest has been a little puny to date, I stuck them in some pots to see if I have any better luck there. I had one large pot left, so the others had to go in smaller pots.
Somehow, I ended up with tons of chives--more than I generally use--and some haven't made it into bigger pots yet.
One of the gals at work loves chives, so I'm taking her one of my plants as well as some cuttings from the mint and lemon balm plants. I hope they take root.
Working in the yard and with the veggie garden has taken up so much time, I have been negligent in pinching back the plants so they'd bush out instead of getting so tall.
I already have some stevia drying, and lots of dill. They're hanging upside down from the closet in the sewing room right now, and when you walk in, the room smells like pickles. It's a little disconcerting at first.
This year I planted two pots of basil, and they really took off.
If you haven't been over to tipnut.com, or subscribed to their daily emails, I hope you check them out. One of the recent emails centered on salad recipes:http://tipnut.com/pasta-salad/
There are a couple of yummy-sounding pasta salads that might make it to our table this week--especially if they contain basil!
So, what are your favorite summer salads?