Borage – I hear it tastes a bit like cucumber and that it’s good in companion planting. I’ve never had it before so this is in my garden mostly for curiosity.
Posts Tagged ‘herbs’
Growing up, my mother had a vegetable garden every year. I don’t even remember what was in it beside scallions, Chinese chives, and Chinese fuzzy melon. I remember a rather pathetic, tiny patch of strawberries – an experiment that never worked out but even though neglected never died out. I think the fuzzy melon was my favorite. My mother had repurposed the swing set that my siblings had in their childhood into a weird trellis for the melon patch.
When I was in high school though, my mother was no longer a stay-at-home mom. Money was tight and the vegetable garden was barely touched. (We had a flower garden too, but it had a lot of perennials so it didn’t need much care to still look good.)
I never liked being in the garden. Quite honestly, I don’t like being in direct sun in general. However, being a food nerd is making me realize that I need to try my hand at gardening. Constantly buying herbs is quite expensive and, despite living in a fairly diverse area, some ingredients are hard to come by. Starting this year, I am going to make every effort to have an edible garden. I’ve got my seeds and I’m starting the planning stages. Since I live in New England, I will probably start everything indoors first. I hope to take photos and write little updates on my progress. I will be out of my element, so this is a bit of a crazy experiment on my part. ^_~
Things to be grown?
:: shiso (aka perilla)
:: tuscan kale
Last night, I made chicken stock. I didn’t have as many ingredients as I would have liked: the bones from three chicken breasts, two carrots, some onion, and dried herbs. But it worked.