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Herbs and Vegetables

Growing your own hWhite Flowering Tea Camelliaerbs is well worth the effort. The quality and flavor of fresh picked herbs is so much better than the dried products you find in the grocery store. Our climate makes it possible to grow a very wide range of herbs. The hot humid summer are perfect for herbs like basil, Thai ginger and tea camellias. Try the more Mediterranean herbs like lavender,  sage and Thyme in the winter time, they love the cool and are less apt to succumb to fungus. All herbs are self-pollinating 

Landscaping with Herbs and Vegetables
Every good kitchen garden needs to have an herb section. A walk through a garden planted with herbs is truly a sensual experience. Their beautifully textured leaves invite you to stop and touch them, and then reward you with a delightful array of heavenly scents. Herbs can serve many functions in the edible landscape, creepers like oregano, mints and thyme make great ground cover. Low growers like sage, chives and perennial onions are good for edging flower beds and will help in insect control. Taller evergreens like rosemary are wonderful used as low hedges or for planting around the foundation of houses. Herbs also lend themselves well to being grown in containers. Tuck a few pots close to the kitchen so they’ll be handy when you need them.


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Herbs and Vegetables - Spice Up the Garden

Buying and Growing Tips…  

The secret to good tasting herbs in to not over fertilize or water the plants. The essential l oils (aka flavor) is more concentrated in plants that are growing at a slower rate. Frequent trimming is better for the plant when harvesting as it allows the plant to recover faster.

Herbs and Vegetables - Egyptian Walking Onion

Buying and Growing Tips… 

Perennial onions and vegetables are a wonderful addition to the orchard and homestead. Unlike annuals they are planted once and continue the multiply and give food for years to come. Use them on the edges of the orchard to give a give the larger trees a living mulch, both will cohabit with each other and benefit from each others fertilizer and water.

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