Rosemary, seeded 10 days ago, has been coming up over the last couple of days. I've heard that germination for this herb can be hard, under 50%. I've usually done better than that. This tray is about half started, and more will come.... Ideally, this would've been in at least a … [Read more...] about New rosemary
The first flat-leaf parsley has been popping up over the last day. This is Hilmar, a new variety I'm trying for the first time this year, in addition to the regular Plain Italian that's around every season. Elsewhere in parsley, planted a few days earlier, there are two … [Read more...] about Parsley!
The fall season that wouldn't quit has more or less come to an end. For the last few days, overnight temperatures plunged well below zero, we've had hard frosts and some snow, but the ground is far from frozen, and there are apparently warm days ahead (for more tilling, planting … [Read more...] about Spearmint and the other herbs
Various garden experiments are going on here and there. The new oats and fall rye green manure cover crops are doing well. There are five or six tarragon starters, three divisions from a potted lovage, coriander seed dried on the standing plants... Several varieties of hot … [Read more...] about Return to Jerusalem artichoke
Chives are great. Usually considered a herb, and like many other herbs, chives are extremely low maintenance, compact, prolific, and never fail to please the senses. Cut them and they come back quick. What more could you ask for in the busy veggie garden?! The herbs section this … [Read more...] about Chives-level view