I've kept an herb/veggie garden in the past, but this year, because I knew I wouldn't have quite so much time to devote to it, I've decided to downsize ~ hoping to have a bigger garden next year, again ~ and just have a small herb garden for now.
for transplant into my herb baskets
Her first rule for using herbs states: "Carefully avoid New Age or witchcraft influences sometimes associated with herbs. Accept herbs for what they are: a gift from God for the benefit of man, to be properly used and never abused." Amen, sister!
So much of her philosophy and uses of herbs are very similar to mine, even some of her recipes are almost identical. Something that she writes about are "Theme Gardens." A small patch with herbs that meet specific needs ~ I've done that and it's my favorite way to plan. Another thing I want to get back to next year.
This is what Jessica has to say about them . . .
Herbs planted in separate small gardens, each with its own theme, is gardening at its best! It's also good for the beginning herb gardener, preventing confusion between culinary and medicinal herbs . . . The following ideas are simply that: ideas! Use them as a springboard to get your imagination running. Choose herbs that do best in your climate, suit your family's medicinal needs, and please your eyes and taste buds.
TEA-TIME GARDEN ~
Lemon balm Catnip
Lemon thyme Fennel
Lime and Lemon Basil Bergamot
CULINARY HERB GARDEN ~
IMMUNE-BUILDER GARDEN ~
Peppermint Lemon Balm
These are just a few of her ideas. I'm looking forward to using some of these ideas next year.
What do you like to plant?
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><