We used some sage, rosemary, and thyme (hmm...something seems to be missing in that list...could it be parsley?) in a roast chicken recipe a few nights ago. Yummy! I just chopped the fresh herbs up and shoved them under the chicken skin. It smelled so good as it cooked.
Speaking of good smells; when I water the herb garden all these wonderful odors waft into the air! Especially the mints, thyme, and sage.
CREEPING THYME: spreading well, and covered with tiny adorable blossoms!
|CREEPING THYME 5-11|
|CREEPING THYME 6-14|
OREGANO: it is much bigger, with long stems covered with purple flowers. Should I have cut them off? I am not sure...I am new to herb gardening!
|AMETHYST FALLS OREGANO||4-13|
|OREGANO FLOWERS 6-14|
BASIL: overall, not looking too good... or at least no growth. I did cut off some buds that were opening. In my growing zone basil is an annual, so I guess it doesn't matter now well it does.
|ONION CHIVE 4-13|
|ONION CHIVE 6-14|
CILANTRO: growing larger, but I fear it is going to seed already. It has the lacy top growth that indicates that.
LAVENDER: growing taller, and blossoming. I am not sure it is getting enough sun though.
|MUNSTEAD LAVENDER 4-13|
LEMON THYME: doing quite nicely.
|LEMON THYME 4-13|
|LEMON THYME 6-14|
MINTS: both peppermint and chocolate mint are growing well. The chocolate mint is getting quite a bit taller. The wooly apple mint is still small, but it got planted later than the others.
|CHOCOLATE MINT 6-14|
|CHOCOLATE MINT 4-13|