After years of growing herbs with the vegetables, we decided growing them in raised beds and pots near the back door was much more sensible! No more wandering out in the dark or rain to collect herbs for dinner- now we just go out the back door!

Those that need wet conditions are grown in pots that are easier to keep moist, and those needing drier conditions are in the raised beds.

Beautiful Borage flowers!

Beautiful Borage flowers!

As with the vegetables, any excess is either preserved (in oil, vinegar or dried) or fed to any of the animals.

Herbed oil

Herbed oil (and grapes in whiskey!)

dried herbs