Wednesday, June 30, 2010
garden of eatin'
i have a very small herb garden that has grown over a bit in the last few years. i pulled a bunch of weeds out and realized that the soil was needing more care than i had time to give. so i decided to grow this season's plants in pots. in the fall, when the plants are spent, i will add the soil to the garden bed for next year.
this year, i replaced the sage i had let get choked out and also catnip and basil. i know basil is supposed to be an annual, but i have had it return in past years. oh, i dearly love basil! i tried to find some purple basil but was unsuccessful. if you have never smelled purple basil (purple ruffles), you NEED to! it is SO good, more intense than regular basil. i really miss it!
i have also planted parsley, curly and flat leaf. and tomatoes-lots of tomatoes! i have patio, cherry, big beef and roma maters. i planted yellow bell peppers and a cute little yellow ball cucumber.
i have been waiting patiently and today, have eaten my first cherry tomato-YUM!! can't wait for those first big tomatoes...get the bacon and lettuce ready!!
meet prince rupert:"uh, hello, nice to meet you. have ya got any flies?"
1. the pleasures of a garden
2. fresh veggies and herbs
3. time to reflect