One garden box in my yard is dedicated herbs.  I grow parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano there, and also grow dill and mint (contained).  Cooking dinner in the summer involves dashing outside for a bunch of basil or a sprig of thyme or a branch of rosemary – picked moments before it goes into the dish.

So fresh.  So convenient.  So delicious.

spot the ladybug?

In the fall, before we get that first hard frost, I harvest all the herbs and dry them in a dehydrator.

Then we enjoy local, organic herbs from the garden all winter.


from left to right: parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil