Guest speaker Peggy Riccio, Chair of the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America, gave an instructional talk, One Dozen Herbs to Use and Grow. For each herb (dill, cilantro, basil, fennel, rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano/marjoram, chives, mint, lemon balm, and parsley), she discussed the best season to plant, when to start harvesting, preservation techniques, and methods for using each herb in the kitchen, and included a few tasty recipes. These herbs are so easy to grow, you can even grow them in containers for the summer.
For more information on herbs and gardening in general, click the button below to visit Peggy's website Pegplant. There you can subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a free monthly e-newsletter. The newsletter lists gardening events in the area, including virtual events in other mid-Atlantic states, recently published gardening books, articles, and tips.
To read Peggy's article, Breeding Better Herbs, published in the March/April issue of The American Gardener, the magazine of the American Horticultural Society, click the button below.
For a copy of Peggy's basic culinary herb recipes, click the button below.