Saturday & Sunday, May 7th and 8th
9 am to 3 pm
A few weeks ago, I asked on Twitter if anyone had any suggestions for what I should grow on my patio, considering that I had 300 square feet of garden space a mile away. What would make good use of just a couple of big barrels when I have so much space in the ground to work?
Someone suggested edible flowers, which would be a great addition to my herbs, and would be especially handy to have close by for garnishing meals and beautifying salads. I already have thyme, lemon thyme, rosemary, oregano, mint, chives, parsley, nasturtium, sorrel and violas. After my dinner at the Herbfarm this month, I have a greatly expanded list of herbs and edible flowers that I want to grow.
- Lovage: a celery flavored herb with hollow stems
- (The Herbfarm suggested using the hollow stems as a straw for a Bloody Mary!)
- Sweet Cicely: a tall anise flavored plant with white flower
- Scented Geraniums: I am hoping to find a rose scented
- Lemon Verbena: an herb with a beautifully sweet lemon scent
- Dill: great for seafood and in pasta salads and salad dressings
- Borage: an edible blue flower
- Sun Gold: a "tropical" flavored golden-orange cherry tomato
- San Marzano: the best cooking tomato, a roma-type
- Purple Peacock: a broccoli-kale cross
Happy gardening - if luck is on our side, spring weather will arrive before the calendar says its summer.