Soooo…..my herb garden was seriously neglected this year due to my 9 week vacation/relocation to North Dakota. When I got home, it was severely overgrown. The lemon balm and chocolate mint took over! I had to cut them back to find a few of the other perennial herbs hidden beneath. I’m definitely missing a few annuals (here, at least) that I enjoy cooking with throughout the summer and into the fall – basil, parsley, and rosemary. Next year! No fresh basil pesto this year.
I’m also missing a perennial that I added last year – it’s a leafy lettuce/herb that adds spunk to salads. It looks like spinach and it sort of tastes like arugula without the bitterness….
Where the pink flowers are (bottom left), I had planted the sorrell but….I’m pretty sure my Mom plucked that out of the ground before I was even packed for my trip back in May! Ha! Actually, I guess she thought it was a weed. 😦 I’m working on forgiving her… 😉
This is allll peppermint! I know the rule: don’t plant mint in the ground because it takes over, but I sort of love it. We always have an ABUNDANCE of peppermint or chocolate mint (which makes a tasty mojito or virgin mint julep).
Have a great week!