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Old 04-15-2016, 01:28 PM   #11
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I am just about to plant fresh herbs from seed. I have several containers for them and will grow them on the deck. I can't remember what all I bought...still in my nightgown and the seeds are out in the shed.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:44 PM   #12
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Sage
Rosemary
Thyme
I frequently buy scallions, but the green tops go soggy before I can use them up. I cut them up and placed in cold water in a canning jar. Any comments? Would appreciate some feedback.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:07 PM   #13
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I frequently buy scallions, but the green tops go soggy before I can use them up. I cut them up and placed in cold water in a canning jar. Any comments? Would appreciate some feedback.
You cut them up? How? I just put them in a glass of water, cover loosely with the produce bag and refrigerate. Cut them up when you want to use them.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:13 PM   #14
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We have a small tiered herb garden in the back near our pool. It usually has chives, sage, parsley, mint and oregano.

Our big rosemary plant, now nearly a tree, is in a big pot near the front door. It's always so nice to gently brush against it as we pass it. The fragrance is so nice.

I usually plant a big pot of basil to keep the rosemary company during the summer.

Haven't tried my hand at thyme in spite of liking it in a lot of foods we eat. Maybe this year I'll add thyme to the herb garden or let it join the rosemary and basil.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:13 PM   #15
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I frequently buy scallions, but the green tops go soggy before I can use them up. I cut them up and placed in cold water in a canning jar. Any comments? Would appreciate some feedback.
When I buy scallions/green onions, I place them whole in a jar with a little water, change the water each day. Then I use them from the top down. If I want the white part, I will chop up a whole one, leaving the others in the jar. I don't cover them as the tops will quickly become water logged from the humidity.
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I'll be planting creeping thyme as a ground cover in the front near the street.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:21 PM   #17
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When I buy scallions/green onions, I place them whole in a jar with a little water, change the water each day. Then I use them from the top down. If I want the white part, I will chop up a whole one, leaving the others in the jar. I don't cover them as the tops will quickly become water logged from the humidity.
Thanks. Will remove the cover. I like to use them in scrambled eggs and sautéed potatoes.
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the summer.

Haven't tried my hand at thyme in spite of liking it in a lot of foods we eat. Maybe this year I'll add thyme to the herb garden or let it join the rosemary and basil.
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I'll be planting creeping thyme as a ground cover in the front near the street.
Oh, you two won't be sorry with planting thyme! As I said, I'm a new fan of fresh thyme and didn't even realize what I was missing! Goooood stuff!!

Here's a funny.
The other day I commented to the SC that I needed more time. He misunderstood and came back into the house with a bouquet of thyme. Can't help but love that guy!
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Oh, you two won't be sorry with planting thyme! As I said, I'm a new fan of fresh thyme and didn't even realize what I was missing! Goooood stuff!!

Here's a funny.
The other day I commented to the SC that I needed more time. He misunderstood and came back into the house with a bouquet of thyme. Can't help but love that guy!

How sweet! Ya know, I would much rather get a bouquet of herbs than a bouquet of roses. DH has finally figured that out.
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Cute story about the "time/thyme", Kay!

I also love thyme - when I found out several years ago how wonderful it is with chicken salad I was hooked. Good in potato salad too....and soups...

Right now I've got parsley, chives, basil, and thyme. I too tried to grow cilantro a couple of times and got frustrated because it tends to bolt so quickly. The guy that mows my lawn and trims the hedges etc. told me it's a cool weather herb and does best in this area if it's planted in winter. I can never seem to remember that during the winter, though.
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