Here are photos of the herbs we currently have growing in our garden.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
Today I would like to talk about herbs and what I am learning about each one of them. Each Monday I will make a post for the next several weeks about a particular herb with detailed information.
Oregano, Sage, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, Santolina, Artemesia, Tarragon & Fennel prefer soil that is dry and rock (light soil).
Herbs generally do not require fertilizer. Improve the soil structure twice a year by adding organic material.
Basil, Chamomile, Thyme, Lavender, Mint, Dill, Chervil, Fennel & Parsley attract beneficial insects to your garden.
Basil, Lemon Grass & Garlic Chives require more water than herbs listed above.
Herbs that are invasive include: mint and some oregano, so you will want to control these invasive herbs by planting them in containers or cut the bottoms of the container and sink container into your soil.
In the fall the following herbs can be started: Anise, Borage, Caraway, Catnip, Chervil, Chives, Cilantro/Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Fennel (bulb), Garlic (clove), Garlic Chives, Horehound, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Salad Burnet, Santolina, Savory (Winter), Scented Geraniums, Thyme and Yarrow.
Herbs that can be started from cuttings in the fall include: Horehound, Lavender, lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Santolina, Savory (Winter), Scented Geraniums, Thyme and Yarrow.
Herbs that are started from divisions in the Fall include: Catnip, Chives, Fennel (bulb), Garlic (clove), Garlic Chives, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Tansy & Yarrow.
Look for posts on Mondays on specific herbs over the next several weeks where we will be looking a detailed information for each herb.
Lord bless you and keep you!
Type of Plant – Hardy annual
Best Place – Full sun, sheltered from winds
Soil – Light, well-drained (A thick layer of sand, light clay and some stones)
Propagation – Seed
Parts of Plant – Leaves and seeds
Uses – Craft, culinary, medicinal, chickens, attract beneficial insects
Plant Dill from September through February. Plant every two weeks to have a harvest from November through April. It will bolt once the weather warms up.
Attracts beneficial pollinators such as Butterflies. Dill also attracts True bugs like, Assassin Bug, Big-eyed Bug and Minute Pirate Bug, predaceous insects like Trichogramma wasps and others that eat Mealy bugs, Mosquitoes, Scale insects, Spider Mites, Thripes and Whiteflies. Allow Dill to go to seed to attract beneficial insects.
Garden Planning – do not plant next to carrots
Companion Planting – It also helps corn produce bigger ears, enhances Broccoli’s flavor,
Culinary Uses – steam carrots and serve with butter and snipped Dill. Use seeds for strong fish and leaves on lighter varieties. Use chopped Dill in omelets. Make a Dill sauce for those meatballs. Make Dill-seed crackers. Use Dill to make those Dill pickles. Make Dill vinegar or oil.
Medicinal – Digestive problems, colic, flatulence (pour boiling water over 1 tsp crushed seeds)