But that was all last season. This weekend, I went through and cleared all the old plants that were not working. I left the pole green beans, the eggplants and the sweet peppers. They have all done pretty well for me and the plants still look good. I also left the marigolds that look good. The ones that were leaning over and ugly, I pulled.
Everything looks so much neater. There are no ugly plants
in there now. It makes me happier. And gives me hope for
my new planting season.
I have had really good success with my herbs this year. I have a small plot of land in the front that is mainly sandy, and the herbs have LOVED it. I have German Thyme, Common Thyme, Lemon Balm, Lime Basil, and St. John's Wort.
This is the Common Thyme planted from
seed. The plants are still really small, but they
love life in that sandy bed.
Lemon Balm is the plant in the middle. If you look really
closely at the very small plant to the lower right, that is
Lime Basil. I am growing it from seed and it seems happy.
German Thyme (from pots from Lowe's.) I am loving this stuff.
It grows well and tastes great in my cooking.
My second Lemon Balm plant, with a Zinnia smashed
right up against it to the right of it. I love the Lemon
Balm. The scent just makes me happy and it tastes great
in hot tea.
I found out about Lemon Balm by visiting our local Botanical Gardens. They had an entire herb garden, featuring things that grow well in South Alabama. I passed the Lemon Balm, and when I brushed it I got the aroma of lemon. I was in love. I had to have one. My husband bought me one on one of his trips to Lowe's. I have already divided it, because the first place I planted it was right under a gusher off the roof, and the Lemon Balm wasn't too happy about that much water. I really hope to have enough of it to have Lemon Balm tea in the winter. (It dries nicely.)
I have planted some broccoli seeds. They are starting to look pretty nice. I will transplant them to my square foot garden within a week.
The little pot on the left is Mammoth Dill my middle
daughter wanted to plant. It's growing nicely.
The pyrex dish is the broccoli. It looks very healthy and
has ALMOST got its second set of leaves.
So that is what is going on in our garden. How does your garden grow?