Poppy over at the blog Mixed Greens recently posted a reminder that it’s time to pinch back the herbs. She says it’s one of the few things you need to do to make these guys happy. I’m typically a month and a half behind on the old garden checklist so was grateful for the timely advice. Yesterday I got out the scissors, mowed down the oregano and thyme, and brightened the table with a few stems I couldn’t bear to compost right away. I especially love the green umbrels from our desperately overgrown parsley plant.