We are an urban homestead based on natural, holistic and sustainable principles. Our livestock includes chickens & honey bees and we cultivate fruits, vegetables and kitchen herbs.
By far, our most successful herbs from last years growing season (2014) were mint, lemon balm and basil. The lemon balm plants were gifted to us from an aunt – we planted those within a bed in the chicken paddock. The mint was a combination of new plants bought from a local nursery as well as cuttings we transplanted from existing mint plants. Finally, our basil was propagated indoors by seed and transplanted in the spring . It took off both in our straw bale garden and in a grow bed around the Fleur de Lawn.
We have lavender plants in our front yard and we also purchased new plants that were placed in a few spots in the GARDEN. We will be setting some rosemary seedlings from a local nursery in the spring – as these can get quite large, we won’t place them in the potager but instead around the Fleur de Lawn and maybe one in the chicken paddock.
So what are the new herbs we’ll be growing in the spring ? Well, here is the list:
These will all be started indoors by seed and transplanted after the last frost into the potager. We’re looking forward to these herbs being used in our cooking and medicinal methods as well.
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