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Friday, May 22, 2009

So Much for Organizing My Herb Garden!

Happy Friday! Hope you have a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Our town actually has a Memorial Day parade. We went last year for the first time and it was inspiring! Thanks to all who have made and continue to make our country free!

If you remember, I went to great lengths to organize my herb garden last year. Perennials in one area and annuals in another. I had massive quantities of herbs and dried many of them - so much so that I still have some after giving them out to family and friends.

Well ... so far the only perennial herbs that have come back are mint and chives (which even I can't kill!) and parsley and cilantro, neither of which are really perennials. They will come back for one season. No sign of my rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender and others!

I'm not terribly sad, though, as the ones I use the most are basil, dill, chives, parsley and cilantro. So that's what I'm growing this year. I think I'll try a little mesculan, planting some every week or so, in order to have a steady supply. We'll see if I can get it past the squirrels.

They have already been digging around my daisies in my two planters on my front porch. As often as I can remember I try to sprinkle them with dried red pepper flakes, which seems to ward them off ... until it rains. If I do the same for my mesculan, will have a little kick? :)

My husband is trying out topsy-turvy tomatoes this year. So if they work, we should have ingredients for salsa!!

Next week I'll post some of my favorite recipes using herbs.

Have some great herb recipes to share? Bring it on! Email subcribers comment here.

Some of my other gardening blog posts:

Organizing Your Herb Garden
Feed the Squirrels? - Hah!
Organizing your garden