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!

5 comments:

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Good to keep them covered for a while. I keep most of my herbs under the screened lanai. For some reason it helps keep the leaf miners and the bugs away too. I planted veggies for the fall this year. They are doing well with all this heat.
meems

Cheryl said...

I love to have herbs in the garden...not only are they wonderful to cook with....plus their beautiful fragrance....they are also medicinal....can we ask more?????

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ldybug said...

I admit I haven't visited in a while...been busy with school. I poked around today to try to fiigure out whay type of air plant or bromiliad you have in your main photo. Is there a post about it that I could read? It's absolutely gorgeous and I have to know what it is. Please don't tell me it;s one of those that's spread by the wind and can be found all over town.