The herb garden

parsley from seedAfter our wedding, we had a few dozen rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano plants left over from our centerpieces.  We planted a small 4X5 bed just outside the kitchen with the plants hoping for them to survive in the not-so-great sandy soil.  They did grow a little and for the most part, all survived.  But now…they are going nuts! The cooler temperature and rain really gave them a boost. sage, thyme, oregano and rosemary I have never in my life seen sage leaves so big or oregano so pretty.  The bee’s are loving the flowers and have migrated to the herb garden from the front now that the watermelon plants are gone.  The parsley that I planted from seed in the spring and struggled all summer long is hardy and flourishing.  The basil is still hanging on and doing great.  Even the scallions, which now look like leeks, are still tasting good.  honey bees and oregano flowersAnd of course, good old peppermint, which has now taken over an entire box of its own after two seasons, is going strong.Screen shot 2009-11-12 at 11.24.49 AM

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