Saturday, November 7, 2009
Extending the Season
People tend to think of covering tender plants in the spring, when they are first put out. But row covers, wrap, and cloches work well at this time of year, too. We had our first heavy frost last night, and some of my covered herbs are looking unscathed this morning. (That's peppermint in the picture.)
Once garden herbs like chives have had a tiny taste of winter, you can put a shovel full into a pot, and they'll grow vigorously on a sunny windowsill indoors, thinking its spring again.
Then you can not only enjoy this chive oil on top of celeriac soup, you can chop fresh chives onto your soups, salads, and sandwiches year round.