Thai Basil

Thai basil is one of the most fragrant herbs I have known. It is a gorgeous plant with brown flowers. Uses: I use it ofcourse in Thai noodles, Thai curries, also in my fig butter-Thai basil pizza. In India we Hindu Jains (believers of Jainism) use this plant branches for holy ceremony known as ‘puja’ in…

Boxwood Basil

Boxwood basil has a stronger taste than Italian sweet basil. This year, I grew three kinds of basil: Boxwood, Italian Sweet, and Thai basil. Uses: You can use them in so many ways. I use it in pizzas, calzones, pastas, roasted potatoes, lasagna, and basil infused drinks. I like it especially because you can snap…

Rosemary

Rosemary is my favorite herb as it can be useful in several recipes. I use it in my pizza dough, scones, flat breads, pastas, roasted potatoes, and drinks. I purchased it from a farmers market and it is doing very well. Care: Water it generously almost everyday.

Lavender Plant

Here is a picture of my lavender plant. As I said in my earlier post I had no luck with this plant last year and it died, but fortunately it is growing very well this year. It is such a fragrant plant which can also be beneficial in baked goods such as breads, scones, and…

Cherokee Purple Tomato

This is one plant, which I believe is the most suitable one for container garden. One can also select Cherry tomato plant or other heirloom tomatoes. I got this plant in the form of seedling from the farmers’ market and I remember the farmer’s exact words for planting it in a bigger container. He told…

2013 Patio Garden (Virginia Weather)

Well, I post my garden’s pictures every year. Here are few pictures from 2013 patio garden. The new plants which I am experimenting this year are stevia, lavender, boxwood basil, and strawberries. This is the first time I am trying to grow them and luckily they are doing very good. Other plants which I always…

2012 Patio Garden (Virginia Weather)

My Garden 2012  Moving to Virginia is really challenging for gardeners especially due to the constant t-storms, hurricane season, over heating summers, and extremely moist weather. I grew most plants as my 2011 Patio Garden, but some new ones I added were lavender, aloe vera, Thai basil, grape tomatoes, kale, and grape tomatoes. Kale Plant: From…

2011 Patio Garden (Upstate NY Weather)

In this post, I have shared pictures of my this year’s summer garden. You guys, every year I put a lot of thought and hard work into my patio garden. Going through this process has made me realize the importance of good nutrition hidden in homegrown produce. Moreover, Organic and chemical free produce tastes good,…