On to another note, I have been growing a herb garden this year and it's going ok. I've lost my Marjoram, Dill, and the first Sage plant I had brought that was full of purple flowers already. But the new Sage plant is growing like crazy! And I love it! My Thyme is getting on ok, Basil needs to be re-potted, Mint could be doing better but it's not too shabby, Lavender confuses me since it hasn't bloomed, but I guess that's expected the first year. My rosemary is turning a little reddish/burgundy. I hope that's just because it's growing and getting older. Stevia is growing like crazy! I really need to figure out how to use it in my teas. My Lemon Balm is not doing well at all, I think it would be dead by now if it weren't so damn stubborn. It makes me sad because I absolutely love the smell of it. My Eucalyptus confuses me too. I think it should be getting bigger but so far it's not doing much of anything. My marigolds are growing very well, and I can't wait to harvest those! I've run out of glass jars to store the herbs in as I harvest, I need to take another trip to Big Lots and get some canning jars. I used my Eucalyptus and Mint leaves to make oils, but it's the first time I have tried making my own oils. I'm not sure it's working out quite so well. They haven't taken on any of the scent yet of the the herbs. It's been about 2 weeks now... *SIGH* I'll leave them in there for a few more and hope for the best. Maybe I should move them to my room instead of the craft room. It's the same temperature as outside in there. I'll probably do that tonight. I'll put my little herbal cabinet/apothecary on my weekend to do list. So far it's not too lengthy.
Weekend To Do:
Organize Herb Cabinet
- Research Oils
Fix Water Hose Look into Planting My Herbs Permanently in the Ground Finish Two Projects: one for each swap I am currently in
- Think About a Lugh/Lammas Altar (sketch it out)
Find a New Place for My Healing Cards (the place there hanging isn't working out) Update My Swap Book
- ID and Classify All My Stones
- Alter/Fix My God Stuffie Pattern
- FIND MY MISPLACED TAROT CARDS!!! (should be moved to the top but oh well)
The first sage plant. I LOVE the picture. It makes me sad it died so soon.
Thyme from the garden. It's since been re-potted. I need to upload newer pics.