One of the many pleasures of early to mid summer is being able to harvest new potatoes. For the past few weeks, we have eating potatoes from our garden exclusively. Nothing like eating freshly boiled potatoes tossed with olive oil and fresh herbs.
Our kitchen herb garden was very fun to put together. We had a small plot of grass by the garage and kitchen entrance, where plenty of perennials were growing when we first looked at the property last summer.
Matt built boxes for me as I planned what were to be planted. I dedicated a box to potatoes and onions. Other boxes are filled with different varieties of basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, sage, dill, lavender, sorel, Vietnamese coriander, rosemary and chives. It’s such a treat to step out of the kitchen door and harvest from this garden.
To be honest, I’ve never paid much attention to perennials, bulbs and annuals have always been my thing. Since I have been growing perennial vegetables like asparagus and rhubarb, I’m a complete convert to perennials. Throughout the spring and summer, we’ve been lucky enough to discover many perennials growing around our property. Here are a few of my favorites