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First Harvest of Parsley

I had started a small, tiny actually, windowsill garden in my kitchen a while back. 

It has been mostly experimental. Monday I had cut the lettuce and fed it to the rabbits, which was a real treat for them. I wasn’t too surprised about that being harvested because I have always grown lettuce, but I was still happy that I succeeded with my kitchen garden. 

Yesterday I harvested some parsley. Which really made me excited and happy. It was a first for me and I was happy to have been able to use it in my dinner dish. 

To harvest the parsley I cut all the leaves with at least 3 stems, each having at least 3 leaves each. I cut them at the base to encourage more growth.

Then I chopped the parsley leaves up and added them to my mashed potatoes.

Parsley is a great herb to use when cooking potatoes so I thought this was perfect! It sure was yummy and you could definitely taste that it was fresh parsley. 

I have been so excited about being able to grow parsley and actually use it in the kitchen for the first time. 

I feel like I am making great progress on my homestead. 

I am going to be starting a much larger herb garden outside so I can hopefully have enough to get me through winter as well. 

Some of the herbs I am growing or planning to are oregano, basil, chives, sage, and parsley. 

What are some of your favorite herbs to grow?

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