2011 Seedlings

Even though it may not feel like it outside, it’s that time of year. Time to start the seedlings of 2011. We started the herbs at the beginning of March. This year we’re growing chives, sorrel, red-veined sorrel, Italian parsley, basil, purple basil, rosemary, and marjoram.


Purple Basil

We don’t need to plant some herbs this year because they are perennials and we’ve been planting them for couple years and finally have a good amount of each…like thyme, mint, sage, and oregano. We wouldn’t have had to plant the sorrel again this year, but I accidentally weeded it all last year. When I weed, I’m very thorough. Sometimes, too thorough.

red-veined sorrel

In my defense, last year we only grew the green sorrel. I don’t think I would have weeded the red-veined sorrel…at least that’s what I keep telling myself.

As common as it may seem, I’m really excited about the parsley this year. It’s so easy to add to any dish and always provides a burst of fresh flavor. We froze a lot last year, but we’re down to the last little bit so I’m ready for the fresh-from-the-garden parsley again!

Italian parsley

And, on a side note, Matt and I planted 730 tomato plants today! I wonder how long it will take to transplant those. Hmmm, don’t think about it. Because once I start trying to figure that out, I’ll start to wonder about all the peppers and eggplant. Wow. Should be a fun season!

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