Herb spiral update
Over the weekend we went shopping in the big city. I got lost in the garden center. Well, I wasnt technically lost, and my hubby knew that was where he would find me when I lost track of time!
The herb spiral has become overgrown with mother of herbs. That is a tropical plant much like oregano, but all you need is one leaf in a pot of spaghetti bolognaise, so I probably have more than an ample supply for an Italian restuarant. The comfrey off to the one side of the little path is doing well, despite - or maybe because of me continually cutting back the lower leaves for compost.
I found this cute litttle lemon thyme - the thyme I have grown from seed has always been rather spindly and I thought I might do better to buy the enitre plant,and maybe this lemon type will do better in the tropical climate.
Strawbery plants were on special, so a section mother of herbs was cut back to allow space for the strawberry plant.
as you can see most of my weeds are cherry tomatoes and pawpaws, a lot of which I let grow wherever they are unless they are really are in the way. This pawpaw tree is going to have to be moved.
Alongside the herb spiral is a mass of Italian parsley and dill, two herbs that I use a lot of, so they need a lot of room. Mint and lemon balm are in the pots and the spearmint in the front hangs over and I keep weeding it back from other areas. Garlic chives, rocket, stevia and rosemary completes the list of my herbs in this little area.
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