Don’t Forget The Herbs!

In the Promise Gardens we not only grow beautiful Roses, Peonies, plants and trees but each year we also grow our own wonderful herbs for our Beyondtheyum meals.  They are great but also fun as we decorate the Promise Garden porch and potting tables with cute ways to display them.  We even display them on a Herb Bike”!!  Whether in small/large pots, in-ground or containers for the window sill, we love to GROW herbs.  They are easy plus fresh herbs complement our recipes.  So “Don’t Forget the Herbs” in your Summer garden and display them in fun ways including hand-painted pots and other container displays!


A few helpful sites for growing herbs:  Better Homes & Garden and Burpee.

“And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” Genesis 1:29

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Some Like It Hot — Peppers in Containers

Peppers, Peppers & More Peppers

Remember those peppers I planted last year? You may remember my discussion about where and how to plant and I shared that I plant mine in containers, planters, and baskets on my porch where they get 100+ sunny temps and grow like crazy. Alas, I am posting a photo I shot last year when I harvested the first batch. They are gorgeous and really yummy hot! I plant them everywhere and this year my planting included a few new varieties, including, “Hot Hot Cherry Red Peppers” which I love especially for breakfast with eggs and bacon. (Yes, I am truly a Southern gal)!

We know tomatoes, herbs and other veggies can grow quite well in containers. I grow all of mine in them and I would not do it any other way since they are in planters right off the kitchen and allow me to “grab” what I need for dinner in seconds. I also like the easy care of them. You can see my older posts here when I first started out in this process of vegetable container gardening for more information. Just click on “categories” link for the posts.

Give them a try and if you like “hot and spicy” food like us “Cajun, Creole, Southern and Southwestern” cooks do, try some of these for instant gratification.   Enjoy, Chef Jacy