Herb Garden off the deck.

Herb Garden off the deck.

I planted the Herb gardens this weekend, except for Basil, which from past experience shouldn’t go in until the end of May or beginning of June.

I worked a couple of bags of manure and mushroom compost and some lime pellets into the soil, since the b eds by the deck have been in use for a number of years.


By the deck I planted:

  • Dill
  • Thai Basil
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Summer Savory
  • Marjoram
  • Parsley
  • Curly Parsley
  • Chocolate Mint

The Chives and Garlic Chives survived quite well, but my big Sage plant and the Oregano in the top planter didn’t survive, so I won’t plant either of those in this garden again. I’ll plant those in the new herb garden by the fence where they will have a better chance of survival.

I also planted two Cherry Tomato plants and two Grape Tomato plants in the pots by the deck.

In the herb garden by the fence, the Tarragon survived as well as a couple Sage plants. The two lovage plants that I planted from seed last year that took forever to germinate, are coming up strong and a few Dill plants are popping out.

I planted in that garden:

  • 6 Oregano plants
  • 6 Thyme plants
  • 2 Sage plants
  • 8 Swiss chard plants