Monday, November 24, 2008

Parsley, (No) Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

I have colonnade apple trees growing in big pots on the patio. I read somewhere that thyme planted under fruit trees will help attract pollinators, so there is thyme growing there as well. Some of it still looks green, so I potted a bit of it. It looks even more pathetic than the chives and oregano, but we'll see how it does.

There are heating guys crawling around under the house as I type. They came out in force, including one of the bigwigs, so I am feeling mollified and somewhat optimistic that something they do will at least improve the temps in the new room. I don't expect perfection, but it would be nice if it stayed above 60 out there.

Yesterday I did a bit of yard work and discovered that yoga muscles are not the same as raking muscles.

1 comment:

Erin from Iowa said...

I was just reading up on indoor herb gardening and thought I would share this with you.

A light frost is helpful on mint, chives, and tarragon; it tends to induce a rest period and make the resulting new growth firm and fresh.

So there is hope for the chives at least!