Herbs & Asparagus
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.
Categories: My Garden