Aromatic herbs in May

Growing aromatic herbs
May 05, 2011

It's an unusual May here in Sicily, cold and rainy, and all aromatic herbs are late: seeds take a long time to germinate, and perennial plants are recovering slowly.

DillI cross my fingers for dill, because only two plants sprouted, and I don't know if they will survive to the summer.

Dill recipes

CorianderThe coriander took an unusually long time to germinate too, but it will be ready to be harvested soon.

Curry plantI thought that my curry plant was died, but it has new green shoots.

LicoriceMy licorice is emerged from winter dormancy, luxuriant as every year.

Garden cressSince the winter is over the garden cress is not very luxuriant, I'm not harvesting it and now it's bolting.

ChivesI sow many chives seeds, and it looks like every one is sprouted!

Tips: Cooking with chives

RosemaryI pruned the rosemary to give it a more compact form, and tender new shoots grow quickly.

CeleryWho would have thought that the celery is a weed, in spring and autumn it borns in the pots for flowers and ornamental peppers and I welcome it and harvest its tiny, tasty stalks.

Vol-au-vent with Chicken Curry
One year ago: Vol-au-vent with Chicken Curry

Two years ago: Garden design becomes reality

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