Herbs & Asparagus

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Wow my perennial herb garden had to be cut already. Unfortunately my lemon thyme bolted (flowered). They say when herbs bolt they don’t taste very good, however, they also say the tiny flowers on the lemon thyme are ok to eat. I’m not crazy about dehydrating the flowers so I cut it back and it will grow more soon. Since I have tons of regular thyme it really doesn’t matter. My annual herbs are growing but they are no where near ready to cut since I just planted them two weeks ago.

Today I picked sage, oregano, asparagus (not an herb) and regular thyme. I also trimmed back my chives. I have a total of eight types of herbs and yes, chives are an herb. I put my fresh cut herbs in the refrigerator and tomorrow I will be dehydrating them. If you want to learn more about the different methods of dehydrating herbs, click HERE to read a previous post I wrote about dehydrating.

Now my asparagus is another story. I have eaten so much asparagus this year that I gave it away to three family members. This has been an amazing growing season for asparagus. For my area they say you can pick asparagus through June. I stop picking it by June 4th. It will go to seed and the energy from the plants will go back into the roots.

Do you have an herb garden? Did you know that you can even grow herbs in containers. I find growing herbs very simple and rewarding.

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Categories: My Garden

77 Comments »

  1. My mom has herbs in containers all over her back porch. I can’t wait to be done with our house so I’ll have more time for herbs. I really want to grow some peppermint and lavender and maybe some lemon.

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    • Before making my herb garden outside my husband tried the small water with light growing device. For the life of me I can’t think of what it is called…lol Anyhow, it didn’t work for him so I made 2 raised bed ones outside instead.

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  2. You are always so clever and resourceful. No, I’ve never had an herb garden before and am not much of a cook (make that no cook at all). Did you try the new block editor as your photo is bigger (I realize that is because you did not have step-by-step directions and accompanying photos) but your font is larger and darker too.

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  3. As we live in a Florida condo, we have just had a few potted herbs on our lanai [porch], but now we are about to move to the “frigid” north – have purchased a home in Ohio – and you have given me something to look forward to.

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    • Welcome…. I’m in Ohio! My parents live in Florida too and they just put their house up for sale as they are moving back here too. You will enjoy the tomatoes..lol My mom always complained about them in Florida.

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