I was loving the whole idea of being able to go outside and pick fresh herbs for the Herbie Chicken I did last week.
It felt wonderful, just knowing I had all those great flavours growing in my little backyard.
And when I say little backyard, I’m not kidding. It’s all of 7 feet wide, and bricked.
But I have pots and pots and pots of stuff growing. And when I went outside just now I realized that I don’t have a lot of flowers, most of my pots contain herbs.
Gee, I wonder what that says about me? Apart from the fact that, most herbs like not being in direct sun to grow, and my backyard is a little shady.
I have a Meyer Lemon tree, in a pot, which produced a lot of lemons last year, but this year, it’s not doing too good. But, it’s OK if it wants to take a year off from producing. I’ll just keep feeding it, and watering it, and removing the little pesties that invaded it this year.
I also have some violets which I brought with me from our first house, many years ago. I love how they smell when they bloom. And you know, you can candy the violets if you want to. In fact there is even a liqueur made from violets. I think I’m getting ideas here.
I have Rosemary, which I’ve managed to keep alive over the winter.
Dill, it was just a sprig when it started.
Cilantro, which is just starting. Cannot wait to use it.
GROW, GROW, GROW…
Mint, and one of the runners escaped and rooted in a pot with some lemon trees, but that’s OK, I think I see some Mojito’s in my near future.
Celery, grown from the base of the celery stalk.
And out in the front I have some Heirloom Tomatoes, Anaheim Peppers and more Parsley. (The swallowtail caterpillars consider Parsley a treat, so I have to plant lots of it. in fact I think I need more.)
Just need to plant some Basil, maybe some Chervil, but that has to wait for fall, Chervil doesn’t like hot weather.
And I need some Sage, otherwise how can I sing?
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.
Never mind, I need to go water something now.