Here is a photo of our sad Herb Garden at its worst right during winter. Most of these herbs are 4-5 years old. They will be given a shave and a trim, a little new soil and soon they will be all beautiful again. These herbs grow in a mostly sunny place with afternoon shade.
Usually, folks in Spring Hill, or residents south of Brooksville, do not encounter frost and freezes like we do in our pocket of northeast Brooksville.
This is what the herb garden resembles by June. We are growing more varieties this year, so it will be fun to see how the herb garden looks this June. Lots of lush bunches will bring those wonderful aromas to our kitchen throughout the summer and autumn months... until the first frost.
Herbs add interesting flavors to our foods, provide garnish to meals (making them "prettier" so our families feel every meal is extra special), and may be used in floral arrangements. Dry your own herbs, or freeze them when they are plentiful. Create "herb bouquets" by tying them together and placing them in the pot when making soups or stews. Herbs like Parsley and Basil help freshen the breath and clean teeth. It's one reason they used to be offered on plates in palaces, so guests could "freshen up" by chewing a few leaves.
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