Herb Garden Update

The thyme and chives are looking great. I’m quite sure they will yield a nice supply of my two favorite herbs. Unfortunately the cold weather has taken its toll on the mini-basil. It’s still hanging in there, but I probably lost 75% of it since I planted it. No sign of life from the alpine strawberries yet, but I didn’t expect to see anything this early.

This morning I added flat leaf parsley to the box with the basil. I also started a pot with English lavender. My final planting for the season will be another pot of lemon verbena (which I should have bought last weekend at the farmer’s market).

If you have the ability to have an herb garden, do yourself a favor and get one started. There really is no substitute for fresh herbs at home, especially for simply prepared cuisine.

Alpine Strawberries (nothing yet):

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English Lavender:

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Chives:

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Thyme:

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Mini-Basil (what’s left of it):

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Parsley:

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