The garden isn’t at its height quite yet, but it’s looking good this year. It was quiet this morning I figured I record a little tour so you can see where most of the greens come from. If you have any questions please put it in the comments and I will answer you.
Perennial Herbs I have in the garden: Chives, Garlic Chives, Sage, English Thyme, German Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Marjoram, Oregano, Bee Balm, Winter Savory, Rosemary, Lavender, Mint.
Annuals I bought this year, Cutting Celery, Basil, Dill, Cilantro, Summer Savory, French Tarragon. There’s a couple of others in there I will have to taste to remember what they are. The Parsley is a biennial, so I didn’t have to plant any this year, but I will have to next year.
For many dishes I will just take a bowl and scissors and bring back in a lot of different herb greens and mince them together making my own Fines Herbs mixture.
Perennial Veggies that are in the Garden: Martha Washington Rhubarb, and assorted members of the Allium family, Onions, Scallions, Garlic, at least one lonely Leek and this year some Wild Ramps bulbs I hope will coime back next year. I plant them on the sides of the raised beds, so that I can just turn over the rest of the bed without disturbing them until I decided to. I will dig them all up and separate the bulbs and put them all back in. The Chives need deweeding this way.
Annual Vegetables in the garden this year:
Sungold F1 Cherry Tomato and Juliet F1 Roma Grape Tomato. After 3 years of trial and error, I figured out that large tomatoes do not like my yard at all. But cherry tomatoes like my yard a lot and I like the Sungold. Usually I get enough to make a large batch of Tomato Jam.
Black Beauty Zucchini, Straightneck Yellow Squash, SunBurst Patty Pan are all members of the Cucurbita genus Which I also figured out like my yard a great deal. I think it has the right balance of moisture to sunlight for them. I just have to keep my guard up for road hazards like cucumber beetles and slugs.
Sugar Ann Snap Peas are also new for me this year. if these few plants seem to like my yard, then I will build LOTS of pea towers and ladders next year around all the edges of the beds. I like peas so a few is certainly not going to cut it.There are a couple of plant mongers around that carry bamboo longer than 4 feet so I may get ambituous.
Apple trees: Liberty and Empire. I wish I had more sunny spots, it took me two years to cut back the foliage to make room for these.
Hardware I really dislike expensive garden materials. Bamboo and twine has worked well for me for years. At the end of the season, I collect up the stakes and store them in a thiftstore golf club bag.