Monday, May 09, 2011
It's been a bit since I last thought about the small stuff that make me smile so it's time I do it today. That should put me in a thankful and grateful mood. Ya think?
My garden. I love (and sometimes dislike) my garden. I have planted herbs and flowers and bulbs and it is satisfying watching the plants mature and grow. My herbs are becoming so healthy, especially the lavender, that I might need to dig some up and give them away or they will take over the whole garden. Anyone need oregano, lavender or tarragon?
More on my garden... I bought tomato and jalepeno starts yesterday. That is really all that is available right now as we still get down to freezing at night. But, I am looking forward to eating the fruit of my labor! The strawberry plants survived the long winter and so did the blueberries. =)
The soil around the house is not the best for growing a vegetable garden, it's rocky and hard and needs amendments to it to grow healthy plants. So, I have been considering making a raised bed, or two. I found some great plans for building a bed that include a way to make it a small greenhouse. LOL... all I need is time and money! But, until that gets done, this year I will be planting a couple of cucumbers in some hanging pots and growing them along the garage. I tried one of those topsy turvy thingys for tomatoes one year so I have sturdy hooks up there. The topsy turvy things didn't turn out so well for me.
My apple tree died last year but my pear still seems to be doing ok. It blooms like a mad thing but doesn't fruit very well. So I gotta figure that one out.
So, yes. I am excited about my fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables. I might even try some lettuce in a pot if I don't get that raised bed up!
What will you be planting this year?