Aromatic herbs in July

Growing aromatic herbs
July 06, 2011

With the the increasing heat of summer many aromatic herbs are bolting, their leaves becomes different in shape and aroma, and shouldn't be harvested anymore.

PennyroyalPennyroyal can be harvested during blooming, like mint varieties, and flowers can be stored or used fresh in salads.

MarjoramMarjoram and oregano should be harvested during the flowering.

AniseI sowed anise during spring and now the plants have tender green leaves that can be used as an aromatic herbs. I hope they will produce the anise seeds soon.

Lemon BalmThe lemon balm is growing well in a shaded area of my garden. It can be harvested for storing it or to make many recipes like the delicious Lemon Balm Jam.

SavoryI sowed many savory seeds but only one sprouted. I will harvest it soon.

Lemon grassDuring the winter the aerial part of the lemon grass has dried up, and now new leaves emerge from the stem at the base.

Thai basilThai basil is a resistant variety of basil with sharp pointed leaves and a wild taste with a citrus aftertaste. I'm adding lemon grass and thai basil to my Asian Aromatic Mixture.

Thai basil Recipes

CarawayThe caraway is typical of northern Europe and here in Sicily suffers from the heat. Its feathery-looking leaves have a slightly spicy taste, and can be used fresh.

AchioteI sowed again achiote or annatto, because my last plants died during the winter.

It's time to harvest & store aromatic herbs, see the post:
Storing sage
Storing rosemary
Storing thyme
Storing mint: drying
Storing mint: freezing
Harvesting lemon grass
Storing herbes de Provence
Saving seeds

See also: July and August gardening tips

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One year ago: Chili Peppers Reality Show: Chili peppers first pods

Two years ago: Pears and carrots from my garden

Three years ago: July gardening tips: Aromatic Herbs, blooming

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