August in my garden:
A couple years ago I began a new business venture which began as a fundraiser for my students but now that that has ended continued because I loved it so much. Every Saturday morning there is a Farmer's Market in my town. I pick herbs from my garden and sometimes from my friend's gardens and I package them in 1 quart zip-lock bags. I package some alone but mostly I create bags of mixes. Then I attach a recipe card on each bag that tells what to do with those herbs. It has become a real success and I am getting the reputation as "the herb lady" at the market.
I am now part of the online market in Statesboro, GA. You can order sprouts and whatever herbs I have available during the winter (NOT Basil!). If you are local the website is statesboromarket2go(My TARDIS tool shed is my newest addition.)
Garlic chives, rosemary and my rose bushes are visible above.
Sage and Thyme
Above is the aloe plant I sell blooming.
My Bay tree and some tarragon visible below:
The Naval Academy Chapel and Lt. and Mrs. Stephen Neuman:
Below is a picture of a section of my garden. You can see my Sweet Bay tree on the left and garlic growing near the birdbath. Chives are behind the birdbath.
Here is another view of my herb garden. This is a raised bed my husband filled with organic soil for my birthday. You can see the basil started behind the hanging planter which holds my thyme.
In the back left you can see my arugula and also in the back my dill. There is also rhubarb ( a weakness of mine, it never comes back every year but hope springs eternal). Also in the bed I have horseradish, swiss chard, cilantro, tarragon, sage, fennel, radishes, and parsley.
If you have any questions please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will answer them on this page.
I love garlic, love to see it blooming and I think, it does well in acidic soil. Anything else you can recommend for acidic soil. I moved here from the GA mountains about 3 yrs ago - the soil was better for herbs up that way.
Answer: Here is a list I found online of acid-loving herbs:
Herbs that, according to literature we have found, can tolerate acidic soil down to about pH 4.5 are:
Aconite, alfalfa, alkanet, annatto, angelica, avens, lemon balm, basils, bay laurel, sugar beet, belladonna, bilberry, bloodroot, boldo, borage, broom, burdock, butterfly bee, calendula, castor bean, celery, chicory, garlic chives, sweet cicely, citronella grass, clivers, red clover, codonopsis, black cohosh, coltsfoot, cumin, dandelion, elecampagne, purple foxglove, garlic, ginseng, guava, henbane, henna, hops, horehound, indigo, lambs quarters, lemon grass, luffa,common marjoram, apple mint, English mint, menthol mint, pineapple mint, spearmint,(most of the rest of the mints prefer it a bit less acid), white mustard, stinging nettle, Welsh onion, compact oregano, gold crisp and golden oregano, showy oregano, papaya, paprika, passion fruit, patchouli, Chili peppers(of the genus Capsicum annuum), pokeroot, Queen Annes lace, rauwolfia, rosemary, Chinese senna, sesame, shallots, stevia, strawberries, sunflower, tamarind, tea, all varieties of English and French thyme(Thymus vulgaris),wild thyme, toothache plant, tormentil, Bearberry(Uva ursi), vetiver, wintergreen, sweet woodruff.
Read about my garden on this great website. It is written by John Marshall, owner of Marshall's Farm on Hwy 80 E in Statesboro, GA. Look under his blogs for May 2010. If you have any questions about gardening in South Georgia, he can answer them!
View from my dining room window. To the left is my mint to the right some oregano.
Below some garlic scapes that "escaped" to bloom.
Some creeping thyme in my urn and some Jerusalem artichokes.
Below is my Mother's Day gift from last year from my son in the Navy.
Here is the same view in July:
My backyard herb gardens earlier this spring with the aloe, sweet bay, basil, and just about everything else!
Below are just some pictures of my garden.
Below you can see my basil, stevia, horse radish, sage, marjoram and radishes.
Cilantro, lettuce, fennel, dill, arugula, swiss chard and in the foreground oregano, thyme and aloe.