Thursday, March 25, 2010

Herbs a Planting, gardens a growing

Rain, rain, rain! Those 'April showers' seem to be here already - tho I hear there may be sunshine on the weekend! Yesterday I invited my granddaughters to help me plant the herbs I picked up for the garden out back that I'd been weeding. I practiced restraint, & only brought home a few plants; with the intention of getting them in the ground before buying more!!

Two thyme plants, Lemon Verbena (this one I'll plant in a pot on the front porch - tho it could be in the ground in the summer) & on
the Right, Stevia or 'sweet leaf,' good for adding a 'sweet' taste to teas!

Here's the g
arden plot, almost ready - the sticks help 'remind' my daughter's huskey mix to stay out of the garden, please!! We'll be planting the newly opened area on the top left.




And the big girl; she plante
d ALL the herbs I brought home! She donned the gloves, chose her favorite tool (mine, too) & we proceeded to dig the holes. She remembered how to coax plants out of their pots, & how to loosen the roots before tucking them in!! Now it's time to pick up more herbs!!!

My plants came from Bi-mart &
Incahoots. A local nursery (with an olive press!) Red Ridge Farm is celebrating having reached 300 Facebook 'fans' by offering a 15% discount through the weekend, if you 'mention' you're one.

Anything coming up in your garden yet? Or plants you are working on finding homes for??

4 comments:

法榮 said...

may the blessing be always with you!! ........................................

Rue said...

Planting herbs - what could be better? Your daughter did a good job there! May they grow well and bring you much joy and yumminess!

Ruth said...

It's still winter here - take a look at the snow on my blog!

Tammy said...

it's so fun to watch what you're doing with your garden! This is my first spring here in Oregon - we don't have garden space, but I want to do some pots on our balcony! I would wait until May 1 in Colorado to be safe, but am excited to get going much sooner than that here!! :)