Garden Variety Wednesday # 4.
Link up your recipes & ideas using fresh produce below.
We had a rough winter down here in Louisiana. Rough by our standards, that is.
I spent unusually many below freezing nights worried about my plants. Especially Rosemary, who gets prissy when it comes to the cold and ice.
One night my husband found me barefoot and shivering, dressed in my robe, out in the yard after 10 PM harvesting. Holding a flashlight between my teeth, stuffing satsumas and tangerines in my pockets. There was an unexpected hard freeze--lower temps than we'd ever had before and I didn't know if the fruit would survive (they would've...let's just say I'm...cautious.) Seems like all winter I was digging through closets and cabinets gathering old blankets and beach towels. Only once forgot to cover the plants. (Once is all it takes.)
Luckily the fretting, covering, and uncovering (which gets old fast) paid off. I breathed a sigh of relief (or was it exhaustion?) once those first little shoots in my herb garden popped up from the ground. Rosemary still stands, undamaged.
Herbs do their best when they are harvested often. By some miracle (Miracle Gro, that is) mine have suddenly gone crazy. It can be hard to keep up.