Betty Purchases Herbs and Plants an Herb Garden–NO RECIPE–

In this video, Betty purchases herbs for planting outside, and then plants them in her herb garden. A few of our herbs that were planted last year survived the winter, so Rick and I had chives, tarragon, thyme, sage, and a few ornamental plants to start with. We went to Lowe’s in Richmond and purchased curly parsley, flat parsley, oregano, basil, mint, rosemary, dill, cilantro, onion chives, a couple of tomato plants, a green bell pepper plant, a red bell pepper plant, and 2 hot pepper plants. We planted the herbs and vegetables on April 21 (two weeks ago), and they have been growing nicely since then. We did lose the two hot pepper plants very quickly to rabbits, so we may replace those, but they will have to be protected from the rabbits! We reorganized the ornamental plants a bit, moving a hosta plant to an empty spot in front of our azaleas in our landscaping around the house. I will be uploading a recipe using some of the herbs from our herb garden soon! I hope this video is helpful to you, if you are planning an herb garden. It is a lot of fun! –Betty :)
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25 Responses to “Betty Purchases Herbs and Plants an Herb Garden–NO RECIPE–”

  1. @SleepIsMagic hahahah That’s how it is in a lot of areas in the South. Nothing but space! : )

  2. I guess we were just lucky! We did not water or spray; we had some plants that did not survive, but no problems with bugs. We did have a little trouble with rabbits at the beginning of the growing season. I hope next year will be better for your herb garden!
    –Betty :)

  3. Betty, I have enjoyed your channel. I had a question about your herb garden…how did you manage to keep the bugs away? I had an herb garden this past summer and the bugs ate more of the herbs than I did. I didn’t want to spray with pesticide. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  4. That is so good to here! I cant wait to start on mine, I hope it comes out as nice as yours! Thanks for the great info!!

  5. Hi! Thanks for your comment! We dug out the grass in an oval shape and then bought bags of top soil to put on top. We just planted herb plants and put mulch over the top of the exposed soil. We have never had to weed or water, just harvest the herbs!
    –Betty :)

  6. Hi! Great video, beautiful neighborhood! I have a question, all my herbs are in containers, I really would like to put them in a garden like yours, I was wondering if the soil that you were using was purchased, or did you just dig in that spot and use what was already there??

  7. Oh it’s so cool. I’ve never seen anything like this resturant. All there veggies and herbs growing are so pretty. There all line up so pretty and maintained so well. You can tell they take pride in their work. It’s really something to see and eat = ) I love the way the Chef’s menu changes everyday. So if you don’t like whats on the menu you just go another day & if there is a chef you really like – then you can eat there when he or she’s cooking that day. Very, very cool!

  8. That is *very* cool!
    –Betty :)

  9. HI betty: ) I just found this resturant by me that have 4 Chefs& each chef has a Sou Chef helping.It’s a nice resturant we are going to.What is SO GOOD about this place is that behind their resturt.they grow ALL their own Organic vegtables then pick them & use all their home grown veggies and their grown herbs in their dishes.Cool huh?The menu changes daily as to what the Chef wants2 make that day.You get salad,soup,appitizer,dinner&dessert! It’s about $60.00 or more a plate but isn’t that cool?

  10. Thanks for your sweet comment! I appreciate it!
    –Betty :)

  11. you look specially pretty here! :- )

  12. Thanks for your nice comment! Actually, with the roofing going on in the background, my video did not capture the serenity that we usually enjoy here.
    –Betty :)

  13. Thanks! It’s nice to get away sometimes! I hope you had a wonderful break!
    –Betty :)

  14. Thanks!
    –Betty  :)

  15. I definitely will be removing the mint and planting it in a pot in the ground away from the herb garden! Thanks for the lovely comment and the reminder!
    –Betty :)

  16. Your neighborhood is gorgeous, you are very lucky to have such a relaxed-looking location.

  17. Welcome back…..I took a break too

  18. ideagirlconsulting Reply August 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    great gardening tips for people who want to grow a herb garden

  19. Hi Betty!
    Your herb garden looks like its going to be great! But…I must tell you mint spread like mad so you may want to contain it .

  20. It’s a nice neighborhood, but typical of this area of Kentucky. The best thing is that I have cows over my back fence, yet I live within about 5 minutes of anything I need–doctor, dentist, hospital, shopping, grocery store, restaurants, post office, library, hair salon, library, and, of course, the university! Thanks for your comment!
    –Betty :)

  21. I wish you luck! Actually, herbs are very easy to grow–they don’t require rich soil or much attention!
    –Betty :)

  22. Thanks! It’s actually so much smaller than what I grew up with, but my life is a lot different now!
    –Betty :)

  23. Oh, thank you for remembering me. Have a nice day!

  24. those houses are huge

  25. i am planting a herb garden very soon,this is my first time planting herbs,