Sunday, March 22, 2009

    Julep Update: Seeds Planted

    Today I planted the first porch seeds of the year. This season I have one planter of basil, and another of spearmint. I'm keeping it simpler than last year, and also planted much earlier.

    This year I used better soil; have a new, more sprinkly and gentle watering can; and know how to fight bug fungus should it again attack my herbs.

    I'm looking forward to making pesto from my basil, Cuisanarting various herb-based sauces, and most importantly, muddling mint for Mojitos and Mint Juleps, which I'll drink in a plastic cup as I take my evening stroll.

    I've already got my pine nuts, rum, and whiskey; bring it on, herbs!

    1 comment:

    Alan said...

    Try making pesto with the mint as well. It is tasty and lasts longer in the fridge than the traditional basil kind. It is good with lamb and beef.