Posted in Gardening, Vegetables, What to Grow?

Working in the Garden!

Yesterday was my day off from work and it was going to be sunny. I decided I should start to tackle this mess (better known as my vegetable garden….)! Weeds and last year’s growth had taken over a little bit….

Weeds had also taken over the galvanized stock tank planter. Apparently, I grew onions in this planter last year, as some were stating to sprout from the onions I never harvested last year. I decided to clean out the weeds and get this planted.

I got it weeded, but left as many of the onion sprouts as I could.

I found these scallions in the back of the fridge. It seemed like a good idea to give them a home in the planter.

I trimmed off some of the tops and planted them.

Don’t they look happier?

I erected a bamboo teepee for some peas to grow up.  I thought it might need some string “ladders” to give the peas something to grab onto.

I couldn’t find any string….but I can ALWAYS find some yarn! 😉

All ready for pea sprouts!

It looks like I need to purchase more seeds this year, but I did find some “greens” seeds. I planted what was left in these packages around the perimeter of the stock tank. Can hardly wait for fresh “greens”!

For some reason, I didn’t get a picture of the finished weeded and raked garden bed (who knows?). But look what I found after getting all that junk out….The Rhubarb is growing! YAY! It won’t be long until we have some Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp now!

How’s your garden growing?

Happy Gardening!

Lori

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Posted in Gardening, Perennials, What to Grow?

What to Grow? Lavender!

Recently, I posted about the garden re-hab I completed. I’m getting ready to plant. Yes. I know it’s smack-dab in the middle of summer. Probably the worst time of year to plant. But. I know a few tricks (that might be a good post too?)!

Anyway,I mentioned I would post about some of my FAVORITE plants to grow. Naturally, I feel like I should start the list with Lavender (lavandula)! Here’s a few of it’s attributes:

  • Grows in full sun
  • Drought resistant (once established)
  • VERY fragrant
  • Attracts pollinators (bees, butterflies and hummingbirds)
  • Deer (and critter) resistant (that’s a must in my gardens!)
  • Easy to grow
  • LOTS of varieties
  • Some varieties can be used in cooking and baking (lavandula angustifolia)
  • Dried blooms used in many DIY projects (Just check out Pinterest….)

What’s NOT to love about this plant? If you think of anything, let me know……