Gardens are supposed to smell pretty and fresh, right?
Boy did my nose get a surprise today because my garden didn’t smell like roses at all. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that it smelled really bad, almost like rotten eggs! YUCK!
I searched around for a bit and then found the problem.
Our mint container was soaked from last week’s rain.
It was so soggy it was almost totally gross.
When I moved the pot, the smell was even worse.
Mint is not supposed to smell like this ever! Something had to be done to save our mint. If this happens to you, learn from us and help your plant right away!
First thing I noticed was our pot didn’t have any drainage holes. Ooops. I pulled out the plant and thankfully the roots still looked pretty healthy so I decided to replant. I know that if the roots were black and mushy it might be better to start with a fresh plant. Thankfully, I don’t have to do that!
Now I live in Southern CA so I can have parsley year round. If you can’t grow it outside, this is an herb that is fairly easy to keep alive indoors. You may want to have it not only as a garnish but as the main ingredient to a quick white sauce that kids love!(CLICK HERE FOR PARSLEY SAUCE RECIPE)
Three other ways to always have parsley on hand are:
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