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):
Mini-Basil (what’s left of it):