As much as I am willing warmer weather to arrive, it does not stay for any length of time & I am still layering up everyday.
Are you a fresh herb lover? I like cooking & prefer to cook from scratch using fresh ingredients without preservatives & like using some freshly picked herbs for cooking, salads & for water.
I have a little herb selection that grows in troughs on the raised bedding between us & our neighbour. There is a service pipe that is in the raised bed so everything has to be able to be lifted off if need be.
The other advantage is that these planters are close to the kitchen door so it is quick to pop out in all weathers for fresh herbs & they can be covered with a long horticultural fleece strip in cold weather to protect them from frost.
I have 2 sets of terracotta herb markers which are brilliant because you know exactly what you are picking & the advantage is after winter, you can see what has not survived & needs replacing. The markers are also handy if someone else pops out to get herbs for cooking because it takes the guess work out of it.
No sign of the fennel & chives ...
A little clump of parsley won't be enough so a few more will be needed.
This angelica was a gift from my friend Kathy - that is looking very healthy already.
Thyme is always hardy - it needed a trim as it was a little woody.
The trough that is tucked behind the hedging plants for shade, contains various mint plants. They are our most used herb in summer & the various ones are always interesting - chocolate, pineapple, spearmint, peppermint etc
The troughs have been topped up with fresh potting soil & a feed so hopefully they will soon be at their best again.
I have a list of plants I need thanks to the markers ....
After cutting back the rosemary which is a little woody, I stacked some more wood in my chimnea on the patio & added the rosemary cuttings to it. They will add a lovely fragrance to the air when it is lit.
A very pleasant afternoon & a job well done. Which herbs do you use the most? Which can you recommend for the gaps that I am not yet growing?
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