Friday, January 28, 2005

Beginnings of an Herb Garden

Spring onions/Scallions have always..

figured in a quite heavily into the stuff that i cook and so David bought me a bunch of em at Lowe's and so this morning we planted them in our backyard......

p/s is it AN herb or A herb?

12 comments:

Candace said...

How to tell it's Spring in Texas: wait until the weather has been spring-like for so long that you are positive it's okay to plant something; plant something and watch it start to sprout; watch it die because of a killing frost that comes in "unexpectedly"; replant. It's Spring!

faley said...

what is it you do here in the US of A?

faley said...

oh before i forgot.. thanks for dropping by tho in my blog. have fun in whatever you do!

Anonymous said...

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<"3 )~ said...

Hi Letti! The garden looks GREAT! Will you post some pictures of you and David? I'd like to see my new-found friend and fellow blogger with the man of her dreams :)

<"3 )~ http://www.techtrend.com/blog/taranicole

Anonymous said...

Hey Letti,

i've always wanted to plan something i can use for my cooking in the garden but never gotten around into doing it. hehe. keep up the good work!!

cheers,
Michelle
http://momo4ever.com

Monica said...

I wish i had a garden!!!

at the moment the snow is so high here, but i dont have a yard to plant one(I live in the suburbs)

Clint said...

Definitely AN. Many words in the English language use "h" as a vowel at the beginning, and therefore are preceded by the word "an." This, however, is one of those "lost rules" of English and is frequently not used. It's coming to the point now where you can pretty much get away with either.

Nyx said...

You know your postscript has sent me off on a wild adventure through dictionary.com. My instinct was to say 'a herb' as the NZ dialect pronounces the 'h'. I know that in america, the english dialect there drops the 'h' sound although I would still write it as 'a herb' because of the simple spelling rule - 'an' before all words starting with a vowel.

Anyway, thankyou as I now know the history and evolution of the word 'herb' and I'm sure my life will be better from now on...

BTW, thanks for your nice comment on my site.

And, like you I am also a spring onion fan, seriously useful and yummy plant. Here's something weird: my english friend was helping me cook one day so I got her to chop the spring onions. She proceeded to cut all of the green tips off and chuck them out, and only chopped the smaller, whiter section. Turns out she didn't realise you eat the green bit and she had never tried it before! - she loves all of the plant now.

*~*Holly*~* said...

I'm glad that you got a garden. It really makes a difference in cooking.

Oh, I did really well last night when I sang! YAY!!

On the Breeze said...

We're experiencing a linguistic shift thanks to the new generations of illiterate college graduates who delight in making their English teachers' squirm. "A herb" is trendy now.

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