Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

herb haven…

is the polytunnel.  We found that the thyme and rosemary fare far better over the winter in the tunnel. These woody herbs can take cold or wet but not both.

As these have done so well I’ve decided to keep the sage in here.  To these woody herbs, I have sown leafy coriander, dill, parsley and the basil has started to germinate.

The mints (moroccan, apple and spearmint) are still in the tunnel but I’ll move these out once I’m sure there won’t be any more frosts, ditto with the marjoram

It’s not just about the leaves. I’ve started to add flower heads to salads – the chive adds a mild onion flavour …and I can’t wait for the nasturtiums to start to flower.

The plot is now producing more home grown food

which is, of course, what it’s all about!