Tuesday, April 5, 2011
ABC 4.2.8 L - Lots of stuff
OK, Here it is, ABC Wednesday time again. This is the day to join in the ABC Wednesday Challenge, and share a little bit of our world with friends all over the world, and learn about them as well, one letter at a time. You can participate too, in either the sharing, or the learning, or both, by visiting ABC Wednesday,Where this week, the letter is
Tuesday I gave a LECTURE on Herbs at the Michigan State Extension Office. It was a pretty basic presentation for beginners. I covered all the standard herbs that Beginners should consider...
Basil: An annual used in Italian and Mediterranean cooking. Easy to grow, very aromatic.
Chives: The smallest member of the onion family. Easy to grow, attractive purple flowers.
Dill: A self seeding annual, grows up to four feet tall. Dwarf varieties are available for tabletops.
Thyme: A small perennial good for both indoor and outdoor gardens. Many varieties available.
Rosemary: A perennial, grown as an annual in cooler zones. Great for patio containers.
Oregano: A fast growing perennial used in Italian and Mediterranean cooking.
Marjoram: A smaller sweeter member of the Oregano works great in tabletop gardens.
Mint: Easy to grow, but be careful it can be aggressive if you don’t keep it under control.
But as I spoke I kept thinking about all the fun herbs that I have wanted to experiment with and just havent had the time.
I want to LEARN about a few more, so this year I hope to add: LEEKS, LOVAGE, LAVENDER, and LICORICE to our garden.
Is it coincidence that those herbs would come to mind as we approach the L week for ABC Wednesday?
I dont think so...
I think it's Karma.
Anyone have any tips on growing any of those four? I'd LOVE to hear them. Otherwise it's time to hit the books and LOOK things up.