Monday, April 8, 2013
Cleaning up the Garden Harvest
I was out planting the spring garden today and had no plans on harvesting anything. However, I noticed that some of my turnip plants had started to bolt. So I decided to go ahead and harvest the rest of the turnip greens before I lost them as well. I grow turnips for the tops; not the bulbs.
I ended up with a pot full of turnip greens; which is about $5 worth. Not bad; but I definitely need to figure out how to grow more.
I then went over to the herb garden and noticed that several things could use a good haircut. The rosemary and sage could use a nice trimming.
I trimmed the rosemary, but left the sage alone because ….
…. its about to bloom! I can’t wait to see it.
The cilantro was in bad need of a haircut. It is in full flower, so I need to figure out if its any good after it has flowered. I gave it a good trimming anyway. Here it is before the trimming:
The chives and thyme aren’t too out of control; but I decided to trim them also.
Here’s what I ended up with:
thyme; lemon thyme; chives
and the flowering cilantro.
I measure my herbs after they have been dried; which is occurring as I type this. I did leave some of the flowering cilantro in the herb garden to reseed itself and for coriander seed.