A few days before our first hard freeze, I harvested the herb garden one last time.
|Basil seeds in the sun.|
The large lemon balm plant, snuggled up against the basil on one side and a tomato plant at the rear, was protected from the frost except the leaves in front. I moved those aside and cut the leaves that were still vibrant. These leaves will also dry easily in a large bowl. I'll just move them around daily like I do the basil. Lemon balm relieves stress, anxiety and sleeplessness; even the lemony scent on my hands after running my hand along a stem of lemon balm is calming.
Sunday morning all the plants still in the herb garden were frozen. Hopefully the perennials will be back next year, and I'll certainly be planting the annuals again.
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