First Come The Herbs…

Oregano in the garden.

Oregano in the garden.

While we are still deep in winter citrus, and the fruit blossoms are everywhere, we only have a few “crops” that are ready (or close to ready). But we do have some of the good stuff. The mix of sun and light rain brought the herbs back to life, and with gusto. Oregano, marjoram, tarragon, thyme, mint, chocolate mint and the always-present rosemary are thriving. Still have to wait on basil, but soon (sigh). Artichokes and potato plants seem to bend the laws of nature, they grow so quickly. And the blueberries and strawberries are forming, first tastes in 7-10 days (hopefully). Serious planting is starting soon….

Marjoram.

Marjoram.

Tarragon.

Tarragon.

Mint, already trying to take over.

Mint, already trying to take over.

Artichoke.

Artichoke.

Blueberries forming.

Blueberries forming.

Strawberries sooner than you think.

Strawberries sooner than you think.

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24 thoughts on “First Come The Herbs…

  1. Reblogged this on trendbytes and commented:
    Isn’t this post inspiring for all those would-be gardeners out there? Currently I have mint, thyme, oregano, chives and parsley popping up, but not the rest. How about the rest of you…garden or no?

  2. Have very lucky to have a little graden, in the middle almost of the city, which i love, (in season, has a lovely yellow blossoming broom tree, sweet little white flowers on a potato tree, and many more nice things) Also have some herbs but want more. (have to keep my Basil inside in winter, tits too cold here). But I don’t do enough work with it,(the little garden) although I’m slowly getting better. Really want to have more herbs in particular, your post is great inspiration, as you rightly say. :) Thanks for posting. Arran.

  3. Your herbs look wonderful, so cold here, it will another six weeks at least before I have a decent amount of herbs to crop. At least I have chives, and the horseradish is poking new leaves out of the soil :)

    • Would like the horseradish…hmm, maybe next season. Glad to share a little spring. And our chives didn’t make it…but we still have some time.

      Curious, what is the Ocean temp there this time of year? Thx

  4. Lovely photos, but they make me sick .. and tired of the winter that we still have. You should tease me like this. Strawberries will be ready in the middle of June with us.
    Your photos are so fantastic ….

  5. Pingback: Roasted Halibut With Tarragon and Hazelnut Brown Butter « Putney Farm

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