Re: [gardeners] Herb garden

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 21:17:00 -0500 (EST)

>Only a few days later than I had planned but I finally got all of the seeds
>planted in the new herb garden. Beautiful day, sorta windy but clear and
>bright. Got up to nearly 80F today and now is back to 60F.

Well, we've got a foot of snow on the ground and we're expecting temps in
the 60's the rest of the week. Go figure. But I've been planting seeds,
too, only in the refrigerator. Truly. I ordered a bunch of seeds from the
Hardy Plant Society and about half of them require cold, moist
stratification. It's a good thing we're on a diet. No room in the
refrigerator. I planted aconitum, several gentians, amsonia, decaisnea
fargesii (the shrub I got advice on a month or so ago), two eryngiums and
cimicifuga simplex purpurea. They come out into the world May 1, but which
time the annuals, tomatoes, etc. should have moved into the greenhouse for
the last couple of weeks before we risk the move into the garden. We have
lots of lights set up in the kitchen where I can diligently watch my babies
grow. So, George, I'm not jealous anymore, exactly. I even have a pot full
of arugula growing under lights in the kitchen so Erich can get a head
start on his favorite salad fixin'. He claims it's best root and all when
very young anyway. Cheryl

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY