Every morning Patchouli helps me with my gardening tasks. Since we both hate heat, we work quickly and efficiently and then head back inside!
This year in my herb garden I did things a little differently. I laid pavers down and put newly bought herbs in pots. The pavers also allowed me to plant a few extra tomato plants in pots.
You can see Patchouli sitting on one level, she is right next to the basil. Behind her are some tomato plants and in front of her is thyme and chives.
It turns out that it was a fantastic idea to use pots instead of planting in the ground. We have hardly had any rain this summer and the pots allows me to keep the tomatoes and herbs well watered.
It takes about twenty minutes or so and several fill ups, but I can easily go around with my watering can and water all my pots. I find it much easier to keep a pot of basil watered than a whole section of basil in the herb bed.
I will definitely do it again next year.
It's been a horribly hot week this week, and while I don't like rushing things, I am soooo ready for fall!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
For my artsy photo, I used Topaz Labs plugin.