Sunday, December 30, 2007

Food from the Garden.

Today I harvested my potatoes, and got nearly four kilos of Pink Fir Apple and Otway Pink, which isn't bad. The tomatoes, alas, fell victim to possums, so they've ended up in the compost bin. When I build another bed, probably as a no dig patch, I'll try to make it more animal proof.

Instead of more vegies, I've decided to plant this bed out with herbs. I know that the wallabies like eating them, but the fence seems to keep them out. So fingers are crossed!

I've planted:
  • Bay Laurel
  • Rosemary
  • Basil (three varieties)
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Marjoram
  • Lemon Grass
  • Thyme
  • Coriander
  • Lavender
  • Nasturtium
Since some have greater water needs than others, I've put those that prefer lots of moisture in one bed, and those which prefer it drier in the other, adjusting the drip irrigation system accordingly.

Cooking is something that gives me nearly as much pleasure as gardening, and it'll be great to no longer rely on the green grocer for my herbs. Yum.


Anonymous said...

We Iranians ,like to put a plate of aromatic herbs on our table .one of our favourite meals is bread ,cheese and herbs .So we grow herbs if we can .Nothing is more delicious than something from our garden or yard ,a sprig of mint is heaven ,a salad made with a pair tomatoes from our yard is a world of happiness.
I love your blog ,it persuades one to grow herbs,to see under her feet ,to look for new things coming out of ground

Margaret said...

Thanks! Maybe you'd like to take a look at the record I made of growing a crop of cucumbers during my horticulture course. Such fun. And very yummy!