From a Small Seed

When spring approached this year my little herb patch took off.

The oregano and thyme wintered over very well. Which surprised me. I had expected to replant the herbs every year. As you can see I didn’t do much studying up on the subject of herb gardening. But that’s okay because I like to learn by trial and error.

The oregano has done so well that I have cut the stems back twice, tied them up with a piece of yarn and hung them to dry.

And then I waited until it dried and I had time to take it down.

I stripped it from its stem into a large bowl. It makes quite a mess and would probably be better done outside, but hind sight’s 20/20.

Then with my hands I scrunched and scrunched.

With those two harvests I think I have enough to last the year in this quart jar.

Gardening is not just about fresh out of the garden goodness. It’s about preserving what you can to last until the next harvest season.

Gardening is one of my favorite activities. It never ceases to amaze me that something can start from a small seed and produce enough to eat throughout the year.

Happy Thursday!


2012 Garden Report 3

There is still not much to talk about from the garden.

I have been busy out there getting things planted and grass clippings put down to hold off the weeds. It never ceases to amaze me that with little rain the weeds still continue to thrive, but without regular watering the garden plants will wither and die.

The oregano over wintered well and is thriving in the herb garden.

I believe it’s time to harvest quite a bit of it and hang it to dry.

The green beans have sprouted and are doing well.

I am hoping the rabbits don’t find them!

I can’t wait to begin harvesting the green beans and get a pot in the crockpot to cook.

One of my favorite things about gardening is when the cooking green beans begin smelling up the house.

So what do you have growing in your garden so far?

Happy Monday!