I grow thyme, sage, parsley, basil, mint, (try to grow oregano and rosemary,) and grow an amazing Italian herb called Nepitella. Think of it as a cross between mint, oregano, and sage. It is wonderful with mushrooms and I imagine, great with lamb. It is actually in the catnip family… for what that’s worth.
The important other things to know about it are that it is perennial and grows like a weed. I’ve already had to cut it back hard and started drying it out. on my pot pack. Works great for drying hard herbs. Looks like every one is getting dried Nepitella for Christmas/Hanukkah this year!
My Thyme is flowering and out of control already too. I just made a nice bouquet in a rocks class that classed up the house visually and in an olfactory way.
I’m so excited about the garden that I have to remember to shoot and post the final product. This a part of a whole roasted chicken with lightly sauted snow peas from the garden and roasted baby potatoes. (And, I make have snuck in some stove top stuffing. I’m not a proud man.) I did make the gravy from scratch. I stuffed the bird with lemon and thyme from the garden. It was delicious.
Sunflowers starting to show signs of actual flowers.
The very first baby pole beans make an appearance.
Not sure if you can see it, but the ears of corn are starting to come together along the stalks. Much earlier than I anticipated.
Corn is staring to do it’s thing. Look like we might get two ears per stalk.
Tomatoes are making appearances even if they are hard to get in focus…
The sunflowers and the corn are taller than my daughter and about a day away form being taller than my son.
I love these peas. They germinated fast, grew fast to the exact hight projected. They are are first really output this year. And, being yellow makes them so easy to find and harvest. Get this: My 6 year old begs me to eat them raw right off the vine. Sweet!
Just starting and looking beautiful.
My tomato seeds either got eaten or grew super slow. This is a supposedly fast growing cherry variety. It’s still tiny… but picking up steam. I guess we’ll see.
Not quite. More like serving platters. I gave two of these sunburst squash plants most of a bed this year and ti’m still not sure it was enough. For scale, that’s a pint glass of iced coffee.
Something wonky is happening to my beet greens, which is obviously affecting my beets. Not to mention I actually like the greens. I usually make some sort of rvioli with ground beef, ricotta, and beet greens. At this rate, I”m not sure I’ll have beets or ravioli… Not sure what’s wrong though. Tried spraying. I’m going to try aggressively pruning.
Wild turkey on my neighbor’s roof in the middle of the day. Am I the only one who thinks, dinner?