Sunday, April 25, 2010

my green thumb

i have been busy getting my garden cranking. i planted a few tomato varieties- marglobe, early girl and cherry, jalapeno peppers and i moved a wire trellis to the veggie bed for beans and peas to climb on. it looked pretty good.

then the storms came.

my marglobe tomato plant broke near the base of the stalk. i stuck the broken part into the ground because it has a ton of blossoms and then i staked that part. the other part i left in the ground and today i noticed that it is putting out new shoots. hopefully, both parts will live. but i don't think i'll go around and whack all the plants in half.

i am planting herbs next week-end and have to decide which 9 herbs to plant. so far, i am thinking:
  • rosemary
  • basil- maybe a few different varieties
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • savory
  • chives
  • parsley
i guess my final choice will be determined by what looks good at the garden center.

my granddaughter is planting her watermelons again, and her brother will plant the cantaloupe seeds. they are eager farmers. i just give them a tablespoon and the seeds. last year we had quite a watermelon patch. the funny thing is, she HATES watermelon! she just likes growing them.

i also planted morning glory

and moon flower vines.

i had sprouted them from seed and hopefully they are hardy enough to grow outside. i love moonflowers, they bloom at night when it's really hot and they smell wonderful!

when my own garden has grown out a bit, i will post photos of my actual garden.

but you get the gist.

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