“Much Virtue in Herbs, little in Men.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Poor Richard’s Almanac
I’ll admit it “My name is Mike and I’m an Herb addict.” It wasn’t always this way, I used to buy my herbs dried in the little jar ( I didn’t know any better). Then along came Andrea and my culinary world was stood on it’s end. Unfortunately with fresh herbs comes a large supermarket bill, I know it doesn’t have to be this way, and that is why I’m coming out of the closet on this issue. I WILL BE GROWING HERBS IN MY GARDEN THIS YEAR! I just got back from food shopping and spent $6 on rosemary, thyme, sage, and parsley. To me that is just a bit to much.
So I went home and hatched my plan. I really like Bountiful Gardens for my heirloom seeds. I had great luck with all the seeds I got from them for my Fall Garden, and will be getting my seeds from them again this year.
I’m planning on growing some Parsley, Sage, Thyme (My wife’s favorite), Basil, Cilantro, Dill, and Rosemary. I’ll be growing them in some home built planter boxes. I’m going to grow them right on the back deck, just outside the kitchen door. I’ll have to work on a design that will be transportable into the back window so I can get a few more months of fresh herbs. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a jump on them in the spring and keep them going deep into the Fall.
What are your favorite herbs and is there something else I should be growing?
“Parsley – the jewel of herbs, both in the pot and on the plate.”
Albert Stockli, American Chef (1918-1972)
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