Thursday, June 19, 2008

Our Herb Garden and Yours!

Did you know that a large percentage of the herbs we use in our daily cooking at the inns are grown right here on the property? If you haven't visited our herb garden in the past, be sure to do so on your next trip! The herbed omelets in the morning are my favorite!

Tips for your herb garden:

  • Make sure you understand what size each planting will mature to, and make sure you have adequate room for their growth
  • Separate your plantings by rocks, bricks or artificial borders so the more aggressive plants don't suffocate the more delicate plantings
  • Ensure your trimmings are done appropriately to encourage new growth. Techniques vary for each variety so make sure you find out before trimming!
  • Label each planting as you go or make a map so your remember locations and can find more quickly at harvest time
  • Let varieties, like basil, flower at the end of the season and save the seeds for next years garden!

Herb gardens are a lot of fun, don't take a tremendous amount of space, and can be widely used in food and drinks! Try some fresh mint in your iced tea this summer... you'll be hooked!

1 comment:

  1. What kind of tree is the one with all of the beautiful white blossoms?

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