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More buds and a new garden

Thursday, 19 May 11 Cloudy 21°C / 69°F

I’ve split off my back porch into a “Nursery” garden since right now I have various things back there at different stages that just aren’t ready to go out yet. I’ve got seedlings, cuttings, recently repotted, recently divided and recovering from damage. So far so good. I should probably inspect everything carefully since I am having to fight aphids out front right now. At least the ivy on the fence seems to be a lady beetle sanctuary and maybe they can come help with the aphid issue.

My rosemary seems to have developed a good strong root system now but I can’t decide if it’s time to transplant yet. I always seem to err on the side of transplanting a little later than I should.

And the edible flowers are starting to bud. That means chamomile tea for me soon. And since I started 4 more plugs of Chamomile a couple days ago that have already sprouted I hope to be harvesting chamomile for months to come.

I’ve really got to decide what else I want to start up for fill ins as the season goes on.

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German Chamomile Tier Pot 2

Matricaria recutita

Sprouting
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German Chamomile Tier Pot 1

Matricaria recutita

Sprouting
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German Chamomile (divided)

Matricaria recutita

Sprouting

Comments

  • AspenShadow

    AspenShadow wrote:

    Chamomile tea… excellent! I know you will enjoy that.

    Posted on 21 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • angelchrome

    angelchrome wrote:

    I feel like I’m the only person who prefers it fresh to dried, but I really like it for the appleyfresh taste.

    Posted on 21 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    You’ve inspired me to try it that way – I have some mini plants coming on.

    Posted on 21 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • angelchrome

    angelchrome wrote:

    Try it with add ons… I personally don’t think it needs any sugar or honey, but a drop of vanilla extract, or a squeeze of lemon or a touch of cinnamon adds an interesting dimension to it. I wonder if a cardamom pod would be too strong….

    Posted on 21 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    Maybe I would like it fresh, as it upsets my stomach dried. I have no trouble with teas made from other composites, such as our local broomweed.

    Posted on 22 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • angelchrome

    angelchrome wrote:

    Let us know how it goes. I love it.

    Posted on 22 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • redloon

    redloon wrote:

    I strongly prefer chamomile tea brewed from freshly-picked flowers, too. And instead of drying the flowers (when I grew it), I put them in ziplocks and stored them in the freezer. I never tried chamomile tea with add-ons, but now I’m intrigued!

    Posted on 23 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • angelchrome

    angelchrome wrote:

    Freezing – I’m gonna have to try that! It never occurred, but since I like the fresh flowers more than dried it makes perfect sense.

    Posted on 24 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • ernielovetime

    ernielovetime wrote:

    I grow Melissa, Lemon balm, lemon verbena, mint and beebalm and mix and match them to make different flavors for my fresh garden teas

    Posted on 25 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • TangoFlowers

    TangoFlowers wrote:

    Gr8 idea to have a ‘nursery’ garden. Might have to copy u and make a nursery garden for myself.
    btw-
    I also really prefer chamomile tea made from fresh!

    Posted on 25 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • angelchrome

    angelchrome wrote:

    I’m so glad I’m not alone on this, fresh teas are spectacular.

    Posted on 25 May 11 (over 3 years ago)

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