tomato basil soup

Garden Tomato Basil Soup & Other Musings

Yesterday I noticed that my basil and small tomatoes were growing like weeds. If I didn’t trim the basil, it would continue to grow straight up, become too tall and heavy, and potentially greet my neighbors upstairs. See: What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II. As with all herbs, I’ve learned that you want to cut the herb just above a set of growing … Continue reading Garden Tomato Basil Soup & Other Musings

What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II

I’ve enjoyed growing my herb garden all summer long (summer, please don’t go) and I hope you’ve enjoyed learning with me and viewing my pictures from my first few months living in NYC. If you read my last post, “5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs” you’ll pick up on some of my tips and tricks for growing your own urban herb garden. I thought I’d share a … Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II

5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs

Growing herbs on a fire escape can be a bit of a (fun) challenge. Here’s what I learned: 1. Leave a clear path.¬†When I first started my little herb garden, I bought basil and dill from the Union Square Greenmarket, and I thought they looked really pretty on the steps of my fire escape. This only lasted a short time before I realized this is … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs