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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

We're getting around to the last few outside chores of the
year. The morning frost has been nipping at my herbs so I
trimmed off the damage, added more soil and a few
more seeds. Cilantro, parsley, dill and chives
have come in for the winter!

31 comments:

  1. I have never grown my own herbs but I'll bet they are good! ;D

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  2. I have brought my ferns in and can only hope that one will have a growth spurt and come close to yours!

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  3. Farmchickc ~ oh, I hope so, too! just keep it moist...the dry indoor heat during the winter is so hard on them!

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  4. Italian parsley? We call that "flat leaf parsley" or "wild parsley" here.

    That, and wild garlic chives, grow naturally in the woodlands near me. Comfrey, horseradish and lovage grow by the roadsides, so I don't need to grow it in the herb garden, but self-setters have invaded it over the years.

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  5. Keith ~ I think the seed packet actually said Flat Leaf Italian Parsley. :)

    Lovage? now that's a new one to me! :)

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  6. So much for the celery. I won't be trying that again.

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  7. It was very cold here this morning too. Yesterday I brought in a 3 year old Lantana plant I have kept growing in my kitchen...it's sort of a mess, but eventually it flowers at least twice during the winter. It's my one splash of summer color when the world is white outside!

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  8. Betsy, your post has reminded me that I need to plant basil & NOW!!
    Millie ^_^

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  9. How great that you take in your herbs.;) Mine perish in the winter, but then I rejoice when they start growing again in the spring.;))
    xoxo

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  10. I had a bumper crop of mint this year...so I am just going to cut it back.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  11. This has reminded me - I've always wanted to grow my own herbs and I must make a start. Thanks, Betsy!

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  12. Your Italian parsley would be tasty in spaghetti. Thanks for your kind compliments on my blog.
    Hope your Tuesday will be a nice day for you! :) The Bach

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  13. I just recently brought in the last of my herbs and geraniums that we on the front porch. :)Love having them sitting on the window sills when the snow is flying :)

    Enjoy the day, Doreen

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  14. Love the idea of writing the names on a little porcelain thing back there. That one goes right to my wife!

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  15. Betsy, where do you keep your herb pot? It does okay through winter? I would love to continue to have fresh herbs available throughout winter months.

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  16. Doreen ~ I'm trying my geranium inside this year, too...it was too big and beautiful to let the frost get it!

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  17. Anita ~ Lantana? I'm going to have to look that one up!

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  18. Jill ~ the parsley is on my desk, which will get the morning sun. The others are in the front window for the afternoon sun. I may have to rotate them during the winter. I've never done this before, so we'll see! I'm sure they'll need as much sun as possible.

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  19. I read some of your comments about ferns indoors and remembered my or our fern.

    We had an ordinary fern like those you pick up at stores. Brought it home and kept it in a good location. It began growing and sending out babies and became so large I had to build a special stand for it. I kept it for a few more years and eventually sold it for $40.00 at our garage sale. Big money for the time.

    Kept it moist using a hand sprayer that I sprayed water on it once each day.

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  20. What better in the winter to add fresh herbs to stews and soups and salads.

    I'm especially partial to "Dill" as it was my maiden name.

    Is it too late for me to plant some? I never have. (Got my fresh ones from Trader Joes)

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  21. Wanda ~ I would think if you're in a warm part of California, you could grow them outside year round. Seeds inside can be planted anytime...I think they need a lot of sun, but I'm just experimenting myself. :)

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  22. Abe ~ thanks for sharing fern stories with me! :)

    Good advise to use a spray bottle...I'm going to do that! Thank you!

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  23. What foresight to bring in your herbs for the winter, and environmentally friendly too.

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  24. I've never had much luck growing my own herbs. I think the heat sucks the life out of them here...or maybe I end up forgetting to water them enough.

    Yours don't look like you neglect them like I do...they are pretty. I imagine you cook up some yummy dishes with snippets of them.

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  25. Mmmmm... cilantro, parsley, dill and chives... some of my favorites!!

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  26. My poor cilantro burned up on the deck........yours looks great!

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  27. Nanny ~ try morning sun next time....I think herbs like it rather cool..not full hot sun all day. Have to have cilantro! :)

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  28. Tanna ~ Mmm! My favorite, too! :)

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  29. to make you an even better cook? :)

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