Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, How does your garden grow?
Quite well, I have to say. We don’t have cockle shells, but my pretty maids were certainly surprised, as was I, to see actual vegetables popping up all through our simple little garden. What’s my secret, neglect I say. Really, I haven’t done much since I last wrote about planting our “first day of spring” garden.
We actually have honest-to-goodness tomatoes, sage, lavender, thyme and beautiful and very bountiful basil, a must in our kitchen. We also have weeds and some minor buggie friends, but we are not spraying, only watering, and the automatic sprinklers in our back yard seem to be doing the trick, along with and occasional nod from mother nature.
It’s been such fun, watching our tiny plants turn into overgrown beasts. It was even more fun tasting the fruits of our time and “talents,” if you can call it that. I do plan to weed, eventually. I may even try a few additional veggies. We’ll see.
So again, I encourage you. If you don’t have a plot to till and plant, grab a big ceramic pot. Our mint, which we planted far away from the sweet basil and tomatoes, is in a container pot on our back porch. and it is also almost as tall as my 4 year old now. Just in time for summer Mojitos! What could be better. Mojitos and tomato basil pie! Stay tuned for those recipes. Happy planting!