Early Herbs

So I harvested my  first batch of chives yesterday.  I had two BIG bunches.  I love fresh herbs and I love growing them.  I was a little late with this first batch of chives and they had already flowered.  I hate wasting anything so I pulled out all the flowers and buds and filled two vases.  My daughter told me I couldn’t keep them in the house because it would smell like onions and that wouldn’t be good.  Psssh, what does she know.  At any  rate, the vases are outside on my  deck  and they look great! The picture in the middle doesn’t begin to show how much is actually there. That bucket is a good 10” deep and 14” across.  That’s a lot of chives!

Chive FlowersChives 1st batch 2017Chive Flowers  2 2017

I also planted some of the herbs that I started from seed.  Mostly tarragon and Greek oregano now with some sage and rosemary.


More little plants are waiting to be planted as soon as I have time.  I have also been planting some flowers around, as well as giving some away. More to come on that in another post.

Happy Gardening,





Sunday-May, 19, 2013

Mint leaves.

Mint leaves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Herbs: Thyme, oregano and rosemary

Herbs: Thyme, oregano and rosemary (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunny and high of 90o

This morning we had some shopping to do and I bought 3 herbs that I don’t have, hot and spicy oregano, lemon thyme (yumm!), and orange mint.  I love trying different spices.  I wanted lemon thyme because I had it last year and loved it.  I had never heard of hot and spicy oregano, but the tag said it was good in Mexican dishes which I love!  Our area is known for growing mint.  As a matter of fact, on Father’s Day weekend there is a Mint Festival is a nearby town.  I like trying all the different kinds of mint.  In my other blog, Crazywonderfullife, I mentioned last summer that I found spearmint growing wild in my yard.  That was really exciting.  I also have a ton of catmint.  I had to try the orange mint.  I also saw several other kinds that I had never heard of including sweet mint and grapefruit mint.  I may have to go back and get those.  Winking smile

When we came home I watered the plants in the greenhouse, planted the orange mint in a hanging basket and hung it up, and filled another 4×4 raised bed with dirt and planted the oregano and lemon thyme in it.  I also planted some peas in the garden and transplanted the goji and stevia into large planters for now because I can’t decide where to put them in the yard.  I planted the lemon grass out front at the end of a split rail fence that marks our property line.  I did decide on a place for the elderberry bushes though.  I’ll plant them tomorrow.

I have four things that haven’t sprouted yet in the greenhouse, coriander, rosemary, delphinium and tritoma.  I’m a little disappointed, but maybe they’re just slow growers.  I have more seeds for each of them so I can start over if I have to.

That’s all for today!


Saturday- April 27, 2013

Today was sunny and 70 F.

I planted seeds for broccoli, cauliflower, thyme, basil, rosemary, and coriander.  I also planted flower seeds for delphinium, coreopsis, and something else that I can’t remember the name of, but I’m too lazy to go back out to the greenhouse and look.  I’ll note it down tomorrow.  I also watered my Goji berry bush which I need to plant and I potted some lemon grass.  When I saw how big it will get I realized that it will have to planted in the yard also, but it’s happy for now.

Everything is tucked away snug in the greenhouse for the night.

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