I grew up in "the country", which meant we always had a vegetable garden, fruit trees and herbs growing wild. Living in apartments and houses since I left home, I often tried to grow herbs, with very little success. My mum has recently set me up (again) with quite a few yummy herbs and and my good friend Laura has given me a few strawberry plants and a kaffir lime tree. Amazingly, a previous attempt at growing herbs has somehow given us established mint and oregano. In fact the oregano is going a little bit wild!
Our garden is very scrappy, with an almost constant cover of fallen leaves and terribly spiky dead branches, allf rom a neighbour's tree. The kids have also heaped a whole lot of sand from the sandpit on to the garden.
See my little shallots there? They're recycled. I read this post by Talia Christine (remember I mentioned her in yesterday's post?) and I thought, surely even I could do this one! So I saved a few ends of shallots, placed the roots in water and let them grow. Then M and I planted them in our leafy, sandy garden. We'll see how they grow!
Oregano. Do you say Oh-re-gah-no or O-reg-a-noh?
Thyme, parsley, crazy nasturtiums, weeds and moss.