Friday, October 08, 2010

Bringing in the herbs

The oregano sits on a bookshelf near a window now. The thyme and rosemary sit on a tray atop the piano. The basil - now that's a little tougher. It's in a big, heavy pot. It's been thriving next to the steps, around the corner from the rhubarb. But now that it's cold and we're risking frost at night, what to do?

Chuck set up a cinder block in the corner of our living room. On top is a shelf reclaimed from an old and broken-down linen closet.

Chuck went looking for a cloth to cover it and found this in the rag basket. Um, I don't know how long it'll last, "cool" though it may be.

Then we realized the pot doesn't have a base. It's been strictly an outdoor pot for years. To put it over our wood floors, we need a water-safe base that will fit. Since we were out searching for refills for the bunny litter boxes, we checked out Fleet Farm's remaining garden supplies. No luck. We found the litter, Chuck hefted it on his shoulder, and then - his phone rang.

He ended up having a great chat with Amigo in the equine aisle of Fleet Farm, but we didn't find the base for the basil.

Maybe that's good; it gives me time to replace that t-shirt.


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Anonymous Jen on the Edge said...

We'll be having our first frost in a week or 10 days, so yesterday I brought in the last of our summer veggies and the basil. My herb garden actually produces year 'round, so the oregano, rosemary, chives, sage, etc. will stay outside. Unless we have massive amounts of snow like last year, I should be able to get out there whenever I need fresh herbs.

10/08/2010 6:06 AM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Yeah, the t-shirt has GOT to go!

10/08/2010 9:51 AM  

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