The asparagus is tipping over and although I have read that you should not disturb the roots I did put in a few small stakes to support them. I have stopped harvesting them in order to build the plants up for next years harvest. These were only two year old plants this year. I also cut some lemongrass and used it as mulch around the base -I think it keeps bugs at bay and also it smells divine.
The lemongrass was running a bit rampant and needed cutting back, so I coarsely chopped some of the stems to dry and make tea. I am not sure if you are supposed to use the stems or the leaves for tea, but I think the stems are more flavourful - at least that is what you use for cooking. Anyway this time I had used all the leaves for mulch! I often use a lemongrass stick in my regular tea as a stirrer and it imparts a lovely flavour.
That got me going, and soon I was cutting back the spearmint, chocolate mint, stevia and even a few hibiscus leaves and kaffir lime leaves. I have never dried leaves for tea before, so this is a first. It is so humid that I am not sure the leaves will dry out that well. When it is raining I will keep them inside where we run the aircon in the evenings.