Herbs the topic at Brundidge Rotary

first_imgLatest Stories “People tell me that it must be a lot of fun playing in the dirt and planting herbs,” Dismukes said. “It is. For the first ten thousand. The next one hundred and sixty thousand aren’t too much fun.“We actually get started getting things ready in October but the real work comes from January through May.”There are 26 greenhouses on the herb farm and it takes about 20 people working hard and steady to get the work done.“What most people don’t know is that all of the watering of the millions of plants is done by hand,” Dismukes said. “I pray for everybody I know while I’m out there watering. So, if you know anybody that needs praying for from January through May just let me know. I’ve got the time.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen If you want to know anything about growing herbs, you might want to ask Sylvia Dismukes.Sylvia Dismukes of Dismukes Herb Farm north of Troy was the program guest of Rotarian Ben Busbee at the Wednesday meeting of the Brundidge Rotary Club. The herb farm produces more than 170,000 flats of herbs each year.After all, this year she potted 172,000 flats of herbs.Of course, Dismukes doesn’t take all the credit. She gladly shares it with her family and those who are employed at the Dismukes’ herb farm just north of Troy. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson In the herb-growing business no two years are alike, and Dismukes said she learns something new every year.“One thing that I’ve learned is that most people kill their plants with kindness,” she said, laughing. “Too much water will kill a plant. Too little water is better than too much.”The Dismukes farm has grown up to 30 herbs in a season and, from time to time, an herb is added or taken away.“We don’t grow chives anymore,” Dismukes said. “All of the chives are now grown at one location. So, no two years are alike.”Dismukes gave insight into the herbs that attract bees and hummingbirds. “Most of them.”“And cornflowers are very attractive to butterflies,” she said. “Dill leaves can be added to a bouquet of roses to give it a soft and airy look. Rosemary is drought tolerant. Lemon Balm has a pretty blue/purple flower. Thyme runs everywhere and you can’t get rid of Bee Balm. If you have a place that washes, plant Bee Balm and it will take care of it.”Although borage is no longer grown at the Dismukes’ herb farm, Dismukes said the flowers from the plant can be dipped in egg white and used for cake decoration. “They are also good in salads.”Dismukes said she loves growing mint but recommends that it be grown in pots because it can “take over.”“This year, we’ve grown regular mint, spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, orange mint and grapefruit mint and it’s all good,” she said. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip Herbs the topic at Brundidge Rotary Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Dr. Michael Bivins: Among UA’s most prominent black graduates On June 11, 1963, the color barrier was broken at the University of Alabama, opening the way for thousands of… read more Dismukes was the program guest of Ben Busbee at the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday and shared the knowledge she has gained growing herbs for Bonnie Plant Farm in Union Springs for nearly 13 years.Dismukes grew up on farm between Louisville and Blue Springs so she knew the fundamentals of farming.As the county administrator for Bullock County, she kept her hand to the plow in a sense. When she retired in 1999, she and her husband, Wilmer Dismukes, moved to Pike County and have been growing herbs ever since. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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