I documented my first attempts at gardening last year on my other blog. Because the whole idea is to have fresh produce for the kitchen, I’ll be sharing it here as well. I’m a little behind the weather getting it all in the ground but at least it’s underway.
After last season’s first attempt at gardening, with mixed success, I’m trying again. Some of the herbs survived the winter and more have been planted. Herbs fill all the containers this year, with raised beds in progress for tomatoes, peppers, okra and whatever else strikes my fancy.
Cilantro and marjoram are new this year.
The mint survived the cold quite nicely and more has been added.
Oregano and Italian parsley are survivors that are doing quite well.
New lavender and curly parsley are in the dirt.
The basil is growing but some critter is already having a feast.
Sage and tarragon, started from seed, are beginning to sprout.
The raised beds will be built with blocks. My boys were a great help in getting these home from Home Depot and piling them in the corner of the back yard. I hope to get them laid out this week and have dirt delivered by next weekend.
Once the raised bed is built, the holes in the block will be filled with more herbs and a handful of flowers. The sunflowers will go in the bed.