Oh how I love gardening! No you wouldn't know that to look at my blog but really I do. It is therapy for me, and you get a nice pay off with vegetables and flowers. Before moving here 8 yrs ago I had a nice big veggie garden and I sure miss it. Here though, I have struggled to get the dirt right and still have yet to figure it out. Even my planters and pots don't do well here. It's all kinds of birds, rabbits, clay dirt, and left behind construction debris buried in the soil to the max. And to top it off, I have been well enough to do a good job or had the time with all my grand child duties. But still every year I make an effort, only my roses have rewarded my efforts.
This is my most successful bed this year. The basil, stevia, mum and lemon balm are growing really slow though they look pretty good. The thyme has decided it's happy and is starting to take off. I have a mystery flowering plant that is starting to dye back. It appears in the late fall and flowers all winter. It has intensely yellow flowers and is really pretty. Most all the flowers are gone on it now and soon it will disappear till next fall.
The cilantro is already bolting and going to seed. Too hot here already.
My asparagus jumped up and promised to do well then stopped sending up shoots after only a few. I have a volunteer beet and beans that are pretty happy. And finally my ginger has sent up a sprout.
Below are some good links for you to check out.
DIY Pest Control from Back To Basics. I love the nematode recipe, I plan to use it!
Growing Raspberries Year 2 from Summers Acres.
Hosta Care from Mamas Blog Central.
Growing Broccoli from Seed to Harvest from Back to Basics.
Transplanting Mints from Summers Acres.
Vertical Gardening Ideas from Back to Basics.
Hanging Sweet Potato Vine from Let's Drink Coffee Darling. I have a sprouting sweet potato in my pantry and plan to do this with the kids.
Garden Imaginative Play from My Big Fat Happy Life. I love this idea and have been thinking of buying some fake veggies for the kids to 'plant' in a sand filled planter. They could harvest and then replant them :)
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