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HERBS


Sweet Cicely ( photo) is just one of the shade tolerant   herbs. Others are Pennyroyal, violets, Sweet Woodruff, Corsican mint, Blue Cohosh, Black Hellebore, Chervil, Valerian and Lemon Balm.


Window box herbs include the following: Marjoram, nasturtium (photo), bush basil, chives, corn salad, catmint, scented geraniums, hyssop, lemon balm, parsley, rosemary, savory, violet, French tarragon.





Most people can find a place on a window sill for a pot or two of herbs. Consider some of these: dwarf green basil, dark opal basil (photo below), chives, ginger, chervil, oregano, summer savory, parsley, rosemary, sweet marjoram, sage and thyme. 

We all know that some flowers are pretty enough to eat and in fact that is exactly what you can do with these: beebalm, borage (photo below), calendula, chives, clovepinks, lavender, mints, nasturtium and sweet violets.


And finally, here are some herbs that do well in rich soil (if you are fortunate enough to have some). Plant basil, chives, costmary (photo below), ginger, scented geraniums, and sweet woodruff.

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Drowning In Tomatoes? Try Something Different This Year.

 

If you’re a home gardener about to drowned in tomatoes rolling in off the vines and demanding to be consumed before they go bad, hang on. Here comes a life preserver.


I chop up a small bowlful of fresh very ripe tomatoes, add chopped red onion or scallions, minced garlic, chopped fresh basil, and extra-virgin olive oil.  I sometimes add Kalamata olives. I make this dish in the morning and let it set on the kitchen table all day. By evening meal time, the flavors have melded nicely, and I serve it over hot cooked spaghetti noodles and top it with fresh grated parmesan for an easy meal on a hot summer day.


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