What’s new in our Herb and Vegetable Garden?
– a few lovely winter vegetables planted in the raised beds – ready to grow into delicious soup and stew ingredients.
We planted brassicas: red cabbage, cauliflower and brocolli. I put cardboard (cut toilet roll inners) around the base of the seedlings to protect them from cutworms.
We took out the zuccini and other scraggly leftover plants. We left all the thriving herbs and lots of space for new seedlings!
We planted kale (which is great for adding to fruit smoothies)…
… spinach, rocket and lettuce.
Our basil has been just wonderful!!
Look at these 1, 2…
I keep having to pull off the flowers and cut them back well.
We fill two hugs ziploc bags every few days with basil leaves.
There is lots of homemade basil pesto in the freezer! I like to freeze it when I make it not only because there is extra but because it seems to last longer without getting mold on top if its frozen and then defrosted in the fridge overnight before using. I guess it kills some germs that have been introduced while being made.
There is dried basil in jars in the cupboard too.
Would you look at this comfrey plant! Look at the mint plant on the top left – see how tiny the mint leaves look compared to the comfrey leaves!
It looks like it belongs in the amazon jungle. I’m definitely going to make some comfrey balm and will blog about how to do that! Comfrey tea is also so good for you!
Yarrow plants looking good too. Yarrow is a wonderful medicinal herb. We have harvested many branches of stunning white flowers from these plants.
Also some wonderful crunchy spinach…
to go in salad and stirfry!
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. ” Genesis 1v11