Thyme for Herbs (Caroline’s 1st Garden)

To celebrate the first day of Spring last weekend we planted an herb garden with Caroline. Well, technically Matt planted the garden and I ran around taking photos of Caroline contributing a 65 scoops of dirt and 72 buckets of water. But I’d say our herbs are off to a healthy start…


Every year I promise myself I won’t buy cilantro or basil because they are doomed from the get go, but oops I did it again. There is just something so enticing about the perfect green leaves sitting all pretty on the Home Depot shelf.

I think we’re on dirt scoop 13 at this point…

…scoop 27…

…scoop 43…

…scoop 65. Phew. On to watering! 

For the past few weeks Caroline has been really in to watering the plants at home with Matt so as soon as we told her we needed to water her garden every day you would have thought I told her the new Doc McStuffins baby was coming to our house. She was so, so, so excited.

More watering. She’s just so damn cute I couldn’t help but take a million pictures.

Alas, the perfect over-potted and over-watered herb garden!

Let’s hope we can keep it alive!

Check out these posts for previous less exciting herb gardens:

2015 Thyme for basil

2014: Too pregnant to plant herbs

2013 Herb Garden

2012 Herb Garden

2011 Herb Garden





  1. Alexis Fetterman
    March 22, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Haha I couldn't help but chuckle at the Doc McStuffins comment. 😉

  2. Not A Mom
    March 23, 2016 / 12:52 am

    Such a fun family hobby! A herb garden is so helpful to have around when you're cooking too! Linds @ Not A Mom

  3. Paige
    March 23, 2016 / 11:37 am

    I'm inspired! We'll be planting one soon too!

  4. Lauren Guess
    March 23, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    I want a cute baby to come water my garden! love the garden markers. I always end up over picking my cilantro & killing it….the fresh stuff just takes so much betterLauren | Southern 20 Something

  5. Kiki Nakita
    March 23, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Christina,Such a precious memory. We could use a toddler to help us water all our herbs/plants. We have two 3-tier planters and this year we're growing basil, broccoli, tomatoes, cilantro, lettuce, onions and kale. I've found they need a lot of space in the pot, and I now mix some dried garden leaves to the soil to air the soil. I especially love your markers, I'll have to shop Etsy. Happy Holy Week,~Kiki~

  6. Justine Ciemny
    March 23, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I'm terrible at herb gardens! Mine never last :(Justine @ Charm City Ciemny'

  7. Jenny
    March 23, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    This is just precious!!

  8. Alexandra Bee Blog
    March 23, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    SO sweet! I have a feeling that with Caroline's love and attention, the garden will really flourish this year!

  9. Lauren Honeycutt
    March 23, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    This is SOOOOOO cute! I definitely want to start my future kiddos gardening early!

  10. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    March 25, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Oh this is a presh/fab idea! Hope ya'll have a great weekend!

  11. Jo
    March 25, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Too cute! Basil likes me fine, cilantro hates me and I waste money on it a few times each year before I quit and just buy it weekly at grocery hah.

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