Sunday, October 12, 2008
Herbs for cooking and the butterflies
Yesterday, I worked on my herb garden. This year, I added more butterfly-friendly herbs, like parsley and dill.
I planted three types of basil--sweet, purple, and spicy basil. Every year my basil gets leaf miners and the plants don’t last long; I hope this year will be different since I am using containers.
Other herbs in my garden are oregano, chives, thyme, and rosemary. The chives, oregano, and rosemary survived the heat of last-year's summer.
For the next month, while the plants are small, I’ll keep them covered. The September afternoon sun in Miami is a plant killer!