As part of our "edible work in progress" We have planted an herb garden. Parsley, Cilantro, Sweet Basil, Purple Basil, Chives, Sage, Oregano, and Thyme. It is such a sweet little garden. I am loving it so much. That is one thing I adore about transplants. Instant charming garden!
We also got an artichoke, and some red beets in the ground, and my oh my... I. Am. So. Excited! The next two weekends should be big for our little garden. We will hopefully be adding quite a large addition, but more on that another day...
In other garden news our mint is in full flower and apparently that is the time to harvest, so that's just what we did. I set out and "harvested" some mint. I honestly have no idea how that works, but for us it was a glass bowl, and some craft scissors. I sniped here there and everywhere until I felt I had a good haul. We shook the ants off (there were a lot) and brought it inside for several series of baths to rinse off any other debris. Then my sweet little bits of mint sat out on a towel to dry over night. Yesterday I removed the flowers, and stems (can you use those?) saving only the leaves. Next, Ava, Cyrus and I, made tea!!!! It was so fun, and mostly good. The taste was a little "planty", but they babies didn't seem to notice. This was my first time using the mint, it was awesome. (edit to add a thank you to The Magic Onions for this post here) I love using things we grow. Every thing about the experience is wonderful. I am looking forward to learning how to make tea that doesn't taste quite so green, then I want to make one of my all time favorite things in the whole world... Peppermint Ice cream. mmmmmm
Here's to all of us getting our hands in the earth and feel'n the love!