Plain Gardening – Herbs
Nothing will spice up your cooking like fresh herbs from the garden.
When growing herbs on the Gulf Coast, the most important ingredient is thyme…um, I mean time. We're in transition period now between winter herbs and summer herbs.
Sage is a winter herb; it does well from September through late May and early June, but fades in summer heat. Other winter herbs include lamb's ear, lavender, and thyme.
Summer herbs are poised to do well from now through September. They include rosemary, bay, basil, and lemon balm, garlic chives, and pomegranate. Bill says rosemary will grow into a nice bush, but John says watch out or they'll take over your garden.
This is a great time to plant herbs, as long as you're careful to choose those that do well in our summer heat. Water them in well at first, but our afternoon summer showers ought to take care of them after that.
Summer herbs look great and they're delicious. Find out more about them at mobilebotanicalgardens.org.
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