Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In our backyard




We have the first successful broccolis emerging and a lovely crop of coriander but little else. I have two laundry tubs waiting to be filled with herbs, a narrow empty garden bed (which I have no idea what to do with) and some irises in plastic pots.

I'm in need of some inspiration.

What are your favourite herbs to grow? What wonderful edible plant should I put in next?

8 comments:

  1. Sage. You must put in some sage Imogen. It's hardy, has beautiful silvery leaves, the prettiest purple flowers and is good in the kitchen too.

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    1. Yes! Sage. I hadn't even thought of sage. Can you believe I hardly ever cook with sage? And it is so delicious too.

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  2. Your broccoli look perfect and are going to taste yummy:) What to plant next...Rosemary is a lovely herb and bush to have and maybe flat leaf parsley. And my go to veggies are lettuce, bok choy, and little cherry tomatoes, which I have the most success with. Enjoy your planting:)

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    1. I have a very sad rosemary bush that needs a little love - its neglected in a pot, off to search google to see how to revive it.

      Flat leaf parsley is an old favourite, my mum used to sprinkle it on top of every single meal we ate growing up, so it always makes me happy now!

      I've never grown lettuce or bok choy, so I'll definitely look into those, I love the idea of lettuce, and just being able to pick a couple of leaves for lunch everyday. (:

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  3. Oooo I love basil and parsley, mind you I haven't attempted to grow anything in our little garden as yet. Really would like to though, I'll use your garden as inspiration :)

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    1. Yes to basil and parsley. Beginning to think I need a bigger garden. It's funny, I don't think of my garden as inspirational! I'm just trying to figure it out myself. So thank you. I hope I manage to grow some more plants, and become an inspiration. (:

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  4. I just planted some rhubarb, and am looking forward to when that's big enough to eat. I second sage and rosemary - rosemary seems to like sun, and well draining soil - I think it's often happier in the ground than in a pot.

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    1. Yes, I think our rosemary would be happier in the ground. It certainly isn't happy in it's pot!

      Rhubarb, how fabulous, the red stalks would look beautifully dramatic in the garden. Not to mention it'll tasty.

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