• December blooms on rosemary.  The fall has been so warm that the rosemary just keeps blooming.
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  • Horseradish - roots should be dug up each fall after the foliage dies and divided.  Left in place like this bunch, the roots become woody and no longer useful.
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  • I have always had problems growing hyssop at home.  It just doesn't grow well for me no matter where I plant it.  This summer I finally gave up trying to grow it at home and moved my last struggling plant to my kitchen garden at the EARTH Center.  I am guilty of not watering enough this past dry summer and even though hyssop is drought tolerant,  the poor plant didn't make it.  Or maybe not.  We have finally had some rain this fall.  And look what has popped up!  Herbs are so tough.  Fingers crossed that it makes it through the winter. 
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  • This mint seems to be enjoying the warm fall weather.  The sniff test says it's spearmint.  Just between you & me, whoever planted this directly in the garden is either very brave or very foolish.  It's already well on its way to taking over this bed.
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