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Herb Garden Tidy Up

May 01, 2010

With the beautiful autumn weather that we have been having, tidying up the herb garden has been a real treat. I pulled out a couple of wheel barrows full of weeds from the garden beds and paths which the chickens picked over and scratched into oblivion.

The newly uncovered bare patches are just taunting me and I can't wait to plant out some of my cuttings and maybe buy some new herbs too. I have rather a vast collection of lavenders and other common herbs and now I am looking into purchasing some of the rarer herbs. In Australia, All Rare Herbs has quite a comprehensive listing of rare and unusual herbs and I have created a wishlist from their catalogue.


Your lucky to have the weather there in Australia for growing herbs. Here in Poland the winters get too cold for most herbs. We tend to grow ours in pots on our terrace which works out quite well and they are very easy to access cooking-wise. We tend to grow rosemary, sage, thyme (domestic and also wild in our meadow), parsley (in our veg garden) and we have a nice bay tree. I have also planted some majoram this year in the veg garden and will be interested to see if the seeds take. One herb we definitely have no problem with is mint which can become a pest. However, my wife has now started to make mint sirop - as a sort of cordial - so we will now be putting it to good use!

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