Tag Archives: herbs

Shiso for my mother

This year the shiso is growing everywhere, three kinds– green, red, and bi-color. Last year we let all the shiso go to seed and the plant– lush, resilient, and exuberant — has placed itself into every nook and cranny in … Continue reading

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Thyme takes time

We have an herb garden and periodically through the summer and fall I will pick herbs and dry them, by hanging them on the wall that leads to our basement. It’s cool there and mostly dark. Once the herbs are … Continue reading

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First Herbal Harvest

Here are the first harvest of herbs hanging to dry: fruity sage, silver thyme, french thyme, rosemary, greek oregano, golden delicious sage, mint, lavender, spicy oregano, volunteer thyme, and some epazote (to the left). When these herbs are dried and … Continue reading

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Something about nurturing life forces

Preoccupied and out of town for most of the last two weeks, I was amazed to see how full the garden had become. After school today I met JB at the garden store and we bought lots of plants for … Continue reading

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Today’s Bounty…

Today’s bounty: Jaune Flamme tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes, green Black Krim tomato, Ichiban eggplant, Little Leaf cucumber, Chinese cucumber, marjoram, thyme, stevia (I tasted one of the leaves and it tasted like a piece of candy!), patchouli (I am going … Continue reading

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Getting our hands dirty

Grades and narratives are done (alright there are two more I need to review before I submit them, but basically I am through). I can now focus on the garden which is sorely in need of some attention. We planted … Continue reading

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