Last year we spent a lot of time and money on our garden and greenhouse. We were all involved in the process. From digging the ground, getting the rocks out of it, planting, watering and weeding. Only to have to leave it. Without enjoying any of our hard work. So this year I am doing things differently.
We are going to try something different this year.
We are going to attempt a container garden. More than one container. So far we have some cucumbers and carrots started. Last year we bought cucumber plants not seeds, this year the girls and I planted seeds. Boy have some of them grown. We really need to get them into bigger containers. Hopefully sometime this week I’ll get into town to get some, and some dirt.
We have also started four different herbs. We do a lot of cooking, and always with spices… we like lots of flavor! So we picked some of our most used, spices that we don’t like when they are dried to grow ourselves. I noticed there are a couple little sprouts starting of Thyme this morning.
We have also started some re-grows. We have been regrowing green onions for awhile, but we’re also started celery and roman lettuce. We currently have enough for a personal Cesar salad for Brookland.
The plant in the middle. Any idea what it is? I call it my Dr Seuss tree, but in reality no idea. I bought it at a flower shop in Rosthern SK with a gift certificate I had. The lady working wasn’t quite sure what it was called – air tree maybe? Not long after I got it the small purple flowers came out and bloomed. The flowers are dead but not falling off. I got the tree in August 2012.
Do you garden? What do you have in your garden?