Saturday, October 17, 2015

Another Herbal Moving Day!

Had to Put The Containers In the Garage Temporarily!
It happens every year.  Shouldn't be a surprise at all.  Worked most of yesterday to get the containers moved into the garage, basement or the living room.  I secretly am always happy for this day.  Even though I didn't feel as connected to my herb garden this year, I did have a lot to harvest.  So I guess it was a success because The Herbal Husband was paying attention, herbally speaking!

The basement is getting full between containers and harvested herbs hanging from the rafters.  Lots of lemon verbena, stevia and lemon scented geranium.  Today I cut the first of the pineapple sages.  We will cover the one in my herb garden with Reemay overnight and hopefully it will survive.  I processed the first pineapple sage into six containers of leaves.  They will stay fresh for at least a couple of days until I can make the jelly.  That equals a couple of boxes of jelly!

I was thinking of cutting my tarragon to the ground, but decided to leave some plant standing because it has seemed to have found the right place to grow well.  In the past I have cut it all and it hasn't come back.  You would think I would learn from my mistakes.

So hopefully you are in better control of what's going on in your herb garden.  It is a bright cool day in the 'Burgh and getting colder.  Will definitely have frost tonight.  Indian summer will be coming.  One of my favorite times of the year.  Hope you are having a great day wherever you may be.  Have been struggling with the time change and all of the chore of the herb garden.  Not enough time to blog.  Hopefully with the weather changing, I will remedy that.  Talk to you later.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I can't imagine moving plants indoors for the winter. The closest I come to it is IF we get near freezing then I have to move orchids into a sheltered area.

Your jelly will be wonderful I know, from experience of having some. :-)

Happy fall and frosty weather.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Faith said...

I have brought my Rosemary in, and I took a cutting of the Lemon Verbena, I have a small garden, and not much really took off this year, planted from seed, and nothing grew except weeds, maybe next year.