Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Winter Herbs

Only time will tell if the choices I've made, in allowing my cilantro to flower and set seed and in letting creeping thyme meander into the garden's aisles, will end up being good practices or bad. They're both pretty successful in my garden. The question will be are they overly so? It is a vegetable garden after all, not a cilantro/thyme farm. I'm definitely going to have to make it a practice to regularly pass some seedlings and divisions on. Right now though, I'm happy enough to just appreciate their color and foliage this winter.


Aimee@RedGardenClogs said...

Wow - I've had no luck growing Cilantro! I'm curious to see if your will successfully self-sow. I just saw that we're both in Brooklyn and that you interned at BBG last year! I'm planning to apply for the hort. internship for 2013! I know it's pretty tough to get into. Any tips? I'd love the chance to ask you a few questions about it sometime.

Sweetgum Thursday said...

Yes. It self-sowed. All my cilantro from this year came up on its own from last year. I don't know if I have any useful tips that I can pass on, but I'd be happy to talk to you about my experience in the internship program. I do know there were two interns from my year who had previously volunteered at BBG.

Aimee said...

Alright, you've given me hope. I'm giving cilantro another shot. I can some pretty mean tomatillo salsa, and I'd love to grow the cilantro for it as well as the peppers and tomatillos.

If you really don't mind answering a few questions about the internship, I'd love the chance to ask a few things of someone who's been through it. If you're willing, feel free to shoot me an email sometime at (so I won't clog up your comment boxes here.) Thanks! Great day for your beach trip, by the way. Nice photos.