Recently I picked over 400 mint stalks to dry. The only reason I know how many I picked is because I bundled them in groups of 12. I was hoping to harvest what would be considered a lot, and it felt like I picked a lot, and washed a lot and bundled a lot. Below is a photograph of my mint bed and you can see where I cut mint to dry. I have a lot left, but we won’t talk about that. …
If you read my blog last year, then you might remember that I let my herbs take over the part of the garden that I was not using. Unchecked, the […]
In an earlier article I shamelessly admitted that for the most part, I had to ignore my garden and what a good weed suppressor was my herbs. [grammar?] Anyway, later in the year I had more time so I decided – HEY! This would be a good time to dry some mint. Earlier in the year, mint was growing abundantly, tall, and leafy. Well, that was all gone. What happens to vigorous unpicked mint? I’ll show you in a minute.
Although this photograph of the haristreak standing on mint blooms is not in focus, I still want to show it because the hairstreak is so cute here.
This is a sharp looking bumblebee. Check out the hair-do. This is spearmint blooms, by the way. Oh yes, (another by-the-way) the hair-do is just an illusion. The fuzz is […]
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Despite the drought, most of my plants are growing. I water the plants, if I didn’t, they would die. The ground is deeply dry. It is too dry to cultivate. […]