Putting herbs to good use
Combine herbs and cheese and you get a delicious lunch.
Iam a terrible gardener and I don’t mind admitting it. I can grow great grass for my cows, but my poor pot plants suffer from either over-watering or under-watering. Dave and I go away for extended periods too, and that doesn’t help. Fortunately I have a very good friend and neighbour who is an excellent gardener and takes pity on my plants, keeping them alive until I return.
Toni also advises me on what to do to rejuvenate them, but mostly she comes over and prunes and plumps them herself.
We have been neighbours for 30 years and used to have a stile so we could scale the boundary fence. Then we decided that we were getting too old and put in a gate - I don’t know why we didn’t do that years ago.
She has an extensive herb garden and even grows things like horseradish very successfully. In comparison, I have a couple of small pots just outside the kitchen growing a few herbs, a life saver when I am in a hurry and want something to give a little taste lift to lunch or dinner.
I have parsley, chives and garlic chives in one pot, mint and spearmint in another. At the farm I have filled an old, cracked water trough with soil. It now holds a thriving herb garden and I don’t have to bend down to pick the herbs.