Herb Garden

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Herb Garden

Postby catfreak » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:42 am

Does anyone have any suggestions for items to grow in my outdoor herb garden?

Also, what would you do with some of the herbs you suggest.

Last year I grew:

Basil
Feverfew
Rosemary
Catnip
Cilantro
Peppermint
Spearmint
Lemon Thyme
Oregano
Flat Leaf Parsley
Bee Balm

Mostly just for the beauty of the herb garden.

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Postby peekaboo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:37 am

I would plant some lavender. It can be persnickety to grow but its essence is so lovely.

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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:49 pm

chives or sage? oooh parsley is great to have on hand, mixed with some of that mint you could make a killer tabbouleh salad.. i have not seen any double blind randomized controlled studies of the merits of tabbouleh in ms, but it is tasty ;D
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Postby catfreak » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:02 pm

I have some pineapple sage growing, Everything came back except the Cliantro and Basil. I have plenty more to plant this year.

David has built me a raised bed garden for my lettuce, spinich, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers 4 kinds, onions, and whatever else I can find to put in it.

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Postby catfreak » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:16 am

Well an update on my raised bed garden.... :D

I had some fabulous spinach and lettuce. :D

Radishes did not fare so well. Nor did any of my peppers.:(

Cucumbers look great and I have them climbing instead of running on the ground. Really cool. I just pulled one and will have it at lunch. :)

Tomatoes are hugh 8O 8O 8O The plants are like 7 feet tall!! And so yummy!! I planted an heirloom called Black Crimson and the flavor is so different that I can't explain. Everyone needs to try those. We also planted Marions, Early Girls, Parks Whopper (yum), Beefsteak, Big Boy, Better Boy, Cherry and Grape tomatoes. And Roma...

Although some of my Roma's have blossom rot. I pull those and chunck them in the trash. They are only about 4 feet tall. None of the Roma's are ripe yet. I love these on a salad.

I also have some Carrots that are not ready yet. They may end up like my Radishes.

Almost forgot the Broccoli too.

And my Herb Garden is thriving.

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Postby Frank » Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:00 pm

With your fresh cilantro you MUST! try this recipe - its great:
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:32 pm

Cat I am so envious of the sound of your herb garden, it sounds wonderful.
I am growing chives, rosemary, fennel, thyme, & mint. A few green tomatoes, some beans and some squash. It's a long uphill slog against the onslaught of slugs and snails though...at the moment we are getting day after day of torrential rain so I'm afraid I might be losing the war!

Do you have a photo of your garden? It sounds so nice.....
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Postby Mamacita » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:55 am

Well, it may be a little late for this year, but how about dill?

I use dill on baked salmon (or any other fish), potato salad, chicken salad, and refrigerator dill pickles.

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Postby Frank » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:20 pm

Hi Mamacita,

when having dill together with white fish, I specially like to combine it with slices of cucumber.

So you roast the fish in a pan on one side, then turn it around, and on the roasted side you put some salted slices of cucumber and sprinkle them with dill.
I think thats a great combo!

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carrots and radishes

Postby glyn » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:03 am

cat

sounds like you have a fantastic garden.

I'm on my first since living in a real house 10 years ago.

Just Tomatoes though. Mine are 7 ft too.

You probably know this but your carrots and radishes should be done in a sandy soil. That will help bigtime.

Also, if you really want to enhance the flavour of your tomatoes try some oak leaf mulch. It will bring up the acidity but oh so good.

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