Before the “ankle incident”, we spent a day preparing and planting our herb and veggie garden and it’s looking great!! (Please excuse the eye sore next door. I cannot WAIT for the new owners to finish up their NINE month renovation. It is non stop hammering and drilling and spraying and loading and dumping. Not to mention the fact that there’s a port-a-john in the driveway. I pray my boys don’t realize it’s there…)
Anyhoo… with our fiercely cold winter, I lost quite a few plants – the rosemary plants in my pots being two of them. I replaced them with some annuals for the spring and summer and hope to pick up two more rosemary “trees” closer to Christmas when they always seem to be on sale. We’ve got mint, basil, oregano, beans, squash and cucumber in the first bed.
Red peppers, green peppers, three heirloom tomato varieties, chives, flat leaf parsley, and lavender in the second.
And radishes, carrots, rosemary, jalapenos and three cherry tomatoes in the last.
This is our third year gardening in this spot and is something the littles look forward to every year. Darned if they haven’t been eating the chives straight off the bush already! I use all organic plants, soil, bug control and fertilizer and last year we had the sprinkler system extended to get this area. (Good timing seeing as the pipe to our outdoor hose burst this winter and was clipped but not yet repaired.) My mouth is already watering at the thought of those little cherry tomatoes straight off the vine!!
Have y’all been playing the dirt this spring?