I shall grow basil in plots
I shall grow oregano lots
The chives shall come up fine
along rows of heady thyme
I shall grow rosemary too
And red chile for New Mexican stew
I shall grow sumac if I can find
and lavender to breathe and unwind
Could I grow caraway too?
for rye bread to eat with a good brew?
The onions and garlic are growing now
I can make them dried somehow
I use all these herbs in dishes galore.
I will grow so many herbs you can’t see the earth floor.
Along with herbs for medicine and herbs for aroma and more
I will grow herbs to blend instead of spending money at the store!
I admit it, I spend hundreds of dollars on culinary seasonings. I have a large basket and two full cupboards of seasonings that we use all of the time. Many are the very same herbs that I grow for medicine and to use fresh. I spend hundreds on infused oils. You know how it is at the end of summer, you are already pushing time to get all of the harvest in, preserved, garden beds cleaned, and trying to catch some of the glorious last warmth. Blending herbs for the kitchen just seemed like one more thing I didn’t have time for when a nice store already did it for me. Because I am an herbalist I also get bulk herbs that are going to be a lot cheaper than the specialty stores. If I just use bulk herbs for what I cannot grow, and grow and blend the rest, I will save SO much money! I can infuse my own oils. Dry, dehydrate, and blend my own seasonings. It will be worth the time! Another DIY for this homesteader. We are going to be busy this summer on Farmgirl School!