After a slow start, my herbs have really taken off. The trick to their rapid growth has been the improved weather, and me realizing they need to be watered regularly. However, all is not well in my window box. Check them out. Clockwise from the top left is cilantro, dill, and marjoram:
At first glance, nothing seems amiss. But take a closer look:
Flowers! That can’t be good. I assume they’re not poisonous, though if I’m wrong about that, by all means let me know. But just the same, I figure I can’t use them.
So, how can I get these plants back to the point where I can eat them? Any ideas?
I just wish they could be like their brother thyme. He’s such a good boy! He’s gonna grow up to be a fine meal one day.
Herb help, from Oregon: http://feeds.slashfood.com/~r/weblogsinc/slashfood/~3/319038032/
Hi Alex. You have to pick the flowers off your plants (“deadhead” them) to prevent them from going to seed and to keep the leaves tasting yummy. Yours look great! Mine are not quite there yet – and my basil took a huge hit this weekend with my basil mojito variation (delicious!). P
Those look beautiful! My herbs fried (except for the chives) so I think I may have to start over.. maybe I’ll try your source instead of the Home Depot…