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Basement Bar Accessories: Herbal Assault Part 1

Basement Bar Accessories: Herbal Assault Part 1

OK folks, I’m going to take the risk of starting a series of posts that will stretch out over a series of weeks before it goes anywhere. I’ve always avoided multi-part posts because, well, I always assume I’ll wake up one day and start forgetting to blog.

I just went through a Winter of not enough herbs in my bar, especially mint. Even though it is Spring now, and my unkillable mint is returning to entirely too many parts of my garden, I’m going to blog the prgress of my new Basement Bar essential. I stole my wife’s AeroGarden and set it up as a now permanent fixture at the end of the Pegu Lounge.
I planted lemongrass, basil, and two kinds of mint. At each stage of it’s progress, I post again until I’m getting lots of delicious fresh herbs for my drinks and you have to start suffering through posts about Basiljitos and endless mint juleps.
Cheers!


  1. Reese

    5 April

    This is a great idea. Next time I plant my Aerogrow I may have to follow in your footsteps.

    Does the lemon grass come as a premade pod or did you plant that one custom?

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  2. Doug

    5 April

    I went ahead and planted all pods with my own seed. (Park Seed was one of the few places where I could find mint at all, much less in specified varieties.)

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  3. Marshall

    7 April

    I’m very curious about the Aerogrow and will be watching closely to see how this turns out.

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  4. Doug

    7 April

    We’ve had the unit for about two years. It works like a charm. I’ll be interested to see how swiftly it regenerates mint sprigs once it gets going. Will I always have herbs available, or will I be waiting every now and then for a good night for mint drinks?

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  5. Nicole Foster

    4 December

    My husband just saw this post and now wants to use it for his cocktail bar. :)

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