A couple of months ago, Bill and I walked to the nearby garden centre to pick up some dirt (called 'compost' here) and some herb plants. When we got home I repotted the herbs and planted some mizuna seeds. Later I planted garlic for garlic chives, scallion ends and a fennel end--I had bought a fennel plant, but I already had the bulb and wanted to see whether the end would grow new shoots like scallions and celery. I am seeing a bit of growth.
There was no rosemary at the garden centre, which I was hoping to get. Happily, a few weeks later when we went to the fruit and veg man who comes to Market Square on Tuesdays, I spotted bunches of rosemary, so I bought one. I used some, dried some, and stuck a few sprigs in a jar with a little water on the bottom to see if they would root. Before long I saw one tiny root growing out of the bottom of one of them. I left them all there and the roots grew. Today I planted them.
I planted more scallion ends today too and separated my chocolate mint plant. I have had to move beyond the window in the landing, which is where I still have most of my little pots of herbs. The windowsills are filling up.
I have been using the herbs quite a bit. I use the lemon balm, chocolate mint, and rosemary for 'teas,' both hot and iced. I get nice salad bases too, out of parsley, fennel, mizuna, scallions, and garlic chives. Bill does not like the fennel, but he has dill in his.
Next year we should be able to either get some bigger pots or window boxes for outside the windows. I am thinking strawberries.