Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Crops 15,16,17,18,19 & 20 Herbal Delights

Garlic is such an important and beneficial ingredient in so many different ethnic cuisines. It also contains remarkable medicinal properties. Bing planted some last August and just harvested it last week. This is a first time crop for us so we don't really know if this is a good harvest or not but it's interesting that you can just plant the individual cloves from a garlic bulb and you get a new plant from each clove. We'll try it in our refrigerator dill pickles as soon as the cukes start pouring in. The other five crops mentioned here grow in our special narrow little garden set aside for herbs. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme - now where have I heard that before?! And don't forget lovely lavender, historically and presently prized for its beauty and soothing scent.

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