plan[t] a herb garden

herb garden layout...

herb garden layout...

a herb is defined as both an aromatic plant that is used for flavouring in cookery & medicine and a seed-bearing plant whose parts above the ground die back a the end of the growing season.

What I have here is parsley [petroselinum crispum], mint [curley], oregano [origanum vulgaris], sorrel [broadleaf], thyme [thymus faustinii], lavender [lavandula munstead], rosemary [rosmarinus officinalis], chives, garlic [allium sativum], blackcurrant [var ‘ben nevis’], redcurrent [var ‘jonkheer van tets], gooseberry [var ‘whitesmith’] and olives [olea europea]; looking quite good against a a hedge of bay leaves [laurus nobilis].

A wise investment for a carbon conscious chap like myself.Thanks Mother Nature for delightful frightful Irish weather I don’t even have to use my harvested rainwater! have a great weekend – and as always enjoy!

slán ags beannacht – peter

2 replies
  1. Ann Shea
    Ann Shea says:

    Hi Peter and friends,

    Wondering if cilantro grows there? It’s a great thing to have to bring into the kitchen for a change of taste.

    Mmmnnn currants…that’s something we don’t have in South Florida, along with the wonderful pears and plums I remember the generous trees me and my siblings frequented in temperate North Carolina.

    Fortunately we do have a huge array of delicious fruit that does thrive here. Some of my favorites include lush mangoes, candy-like manzano bananas, and the flashy carambolla or star fruit. Recently local growers have been cashing in on the popularity of kiwi fruit…growing them here for export, and some growers are now raising the fascinating dragon fruit (I don’t think it ships really well). We also have an amazing grenade-like monstera deliciousa (wish I could send post a picture), and the lichis that are so popular with our Asian community. Then there’s umbrella-handle-like tamarind pods, with their tacky pulp that is an ingredient in Worcestershire sauce, and the guavas that render a sticky jam-like paste for Cuban pastelitos…the list goes on and on.

    If any of your readers visit South Florida, besides Fairchild Tropical Gardens, they should make a visit to the Fruit and Spice Park, down south in Homestead. See some plants here:
    http://fruitandspicepark.org/friends/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=17&Itemid=29

    Happy tasting!

    Ann

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