On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme

I probably planted the herbs too close together, but I'll sort that out later if it becomes a problem.  I also need to study up and figure out which herbs are perennials and which ones I should expect to uproot at the end of the growing season.  And while I'm at it, I also want to learn how to protect the bed so I can extend the season and have fresh herbs year 'round.

And no, I'm not planning to eat the marigolds, I just stuck them in the extra spaces.  It's all in a little 4x4, 16 square feet.


  1. Congratulations on your garden--perfect for herbs! And you really *could* eat the marigolds if you wanted to. (I've never eaten them myself, but I've read that you can, and I've seen them in the vegetable section at the grocery store.)

  2. I quite like the Simon & Garfunkel reference. Now the song is swirling in my head :)

    Just found your blog, Barbara - I look forward to following along.


  3. Yes, I've heard of deepfrying them. Wait, no, it was dandelion heads I've heard of dipping in batter and frying! Just be sure if you decide to eat any flowers, that you've checked between those petals for bugs first. I took close-up photos of some flowers and when I saw them on my computer screen they had little tiny bugs on them. Probably a quick soak in salt water would take care of that.
    Now that I've ruined the fun of that! I hope you do enjoy your herbs. If you have trouble with snails my daughter says copper piping played around the plants works to keep the snails out. It seems they won't cross the copper to get to the herbs.

  4. Hi Catherine - Welcome to my world!

    Timaree - I'm not eating the marigolds, no reason, I'm just not. But the copper piping idea I will keep in mind because we do have snails around here although I haven't seen any this early.


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