Herb Garden Harvest

herb garden harvesting - peter donegan fileMost of you will remember my herb garden from a few months back. It didn’t look much at the time – but – whlst I had been borrowing a bit hither dither for cooking.. I eventually had to crop the parsley, some chives and rhubarb. I ate all the blackberries.

The parsley I washed and let dry on tea towels over the weekend; then fine-ish chopped and jarred it. It not my preferred type of garnish [dried] but its better than the little bought dried stuff in jars. And its free now, it tastes better and it my crop gives the plant a little rest after its haircut.

The rhubarb – it wasn’t so much of a crop…. I had to move it temporarily so it had kind of a setback but, its ok now and I cropped it a little; that’ll be put in the freezer as will the chives. The strawberries – well I kind of ate them too.

More recently I have planted some apples; The varieties are ‘Johnagold’ [2 no.] and ‘winston’ [3 no.] both 10 litre pot size and for the Plum I chose the variety ‘Opal’ [5 no.] in a 10 litre pot size as well.

Doesn’t it make you so proud when you see it all – and that kettle is really tall!!

2 replies
  1. red mum
    red mum says:

    I have a small back yard that is overgrown at the moment with all the different things I am trying to grow. The strawberries are doing well in both a welly boot and hanging basket and yes, they don’t make it beyond the back door 🙂 And very nice they are too.

  2. Peter Donegan MI Hort
    Peter Donegan MI Hort says:

    oh hiya redmum,

    great to kow i’m not alone; i really do love strawberries in wellies and baskets – but those darned birds keep eating them on me! and fully agree they do give a really good taste

    thanks for stopping by and look forward to seeing you soon.

    slan go foill
    peter

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