|Chives in bloom|
|Flat leaf parsley|
Once you understand how the process works, it's pretty easy to cultivate a constant patch of parsley in the garden spring and fall; just plan annual plantings and remember to harvest seeds from last year's plants. Oh, and soak your seeds in very hot water for a day or two before planting them. You'll get more sprouts that way.
You'll find recipes and instructions on this blog for lavender sugar, lavender salt, lavender wands, lavender oil and lavender sachet -- among other projects. Understanding Different Types of Lavender - a Basic Primer
Cilantro and dill are annuals that tend to bolt in mid-summer, while tarragon is a perennial. If you're cooking seems bland sometimes, perking it up with these herbs will offer new and fun ways to make mealtime special.
As you're planning your vegetable garden this year, don't forget to throw in some herbs. They're useful in so many ways. Some varieties will even repel destructive garden insects. To us, they smell wonderful, to garden marauders, they smell and taste vile. When you think of all the plants in your landscape that just take up space looking conventional, couldn't you use some perky plants that actually make life easier?
|Dill in bloom|