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potatoes... [Jun. 15th, 2012|07:10 pm]
Verminius Rex
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A couple of the potato plants had turned brown so I pulled them up and dug through that square foot to harvest all the potatoes, this was a nice bundle that came up with one of them. I'm tempted to see if I can find some more potatoes to plant in their spaces and maybe grow another crop. If all else fails I can just let some of the smaller potatoes grow eyes and plant them for a second round of yukon golds. 

Tonight we grilled up some lamb steaks and zucchini. Was very good and I am now very full. 

All three of the summer squash I planted in the herb bed have broken ground, along with a couple of the gourd seeds that I also planted. They will crowd the patio fiercely in the near future, but I didn't want to waste the space. Next year it should be all herbs around the patio, although I don't know if I can think of 13 different herbs to actually fill each of the square feet. 
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[User Picture]From: kukla_tko42
2012-06-16 01:53 pm (UTC)

Yay! Spices!

Only 13 herbs? Let's see if I can come up with any...

Basil. Mmm. Basil.
Sweet Thai Basil. Like regular Basil, but more awesome. You can treat this one like a "green".
Rosemary
Lemongrass
Oregano
Chives
Dill (Dill is AWESOME!)
Tarragon (Many people overlook this one. I like it a lot!)
Fennel
Coriander (if you can get it to grow, you get Cilantro and Coriander both!)
Fenugreek (Use the seeds in tea to clear sinuses!)
Saffron (I have no idea if it would grow in the midwest.)
Savory
Tumeric
Thyme
Sage

And then plant Mint in the shade and let it take over. :D

We have a raised bed in the back yard and my long-term plan is to weed out what is there and grow food and herbs in it. I'm going to aim primarily for edible flowers and herbs that are expensive or difficult to get fresh.

Mmm. Basil. I love pesto, but you need a LOT of fresh basil to make it happen.
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