|Left top Summer Savory, Thyme, Mexican Tarragon, Lower left Sweet Basil and Genovice Basil. These are cuttings I took today as I planted.|
At any rate the garden is progressing but we need to replace at least 3 of the tomatoes as they were literally beaten to death by the recent wind and rain. Today I planted 4 large pots of herbs for the patio in addition to the 2 varieties of basil I put in the garden a week and a half ago and the Rosemary , Chives, and Thyme that wintered over. I was in hopes the Lemon Grass would make it but it didn't. I am out scouting greenhouses to find some though.
Today I also took cuttings from the largest basil plants, about 4", and stuck the stems in water after stripping off the lower leaves. It should root within a week or two and be ready to plant. I think it is a terrific idea to keep cutting it back and starting new plants in succession for a long crop of it's wonderful culinary uses. Heck I just love the smell!!! Let alone the glorious results that happen when combined with fresh Indiana tomatoes!!
You can tell I am sure that I get all excited about playing in the dirt and the plants and herbs. It is true.