My Garden Diary 2012 – April

May 8, 2012Katie

Well, let me just say, after my first year of planting heirlooms, I fell in love with their rich fruity flavors. I have no idea HOW I got them to grow that year, but I did. I planted those little buggers from seed and nursed them indoors until the frost scare passed then babied them outside until they produced.

Over the next two years, I tried to replicate this savory delight, put money and effort into planting them again, but to no avail.


Things happened…like floods, hail, high winds and months of 100+ degree heat.  Alas, it was not meant to be.

So this year, in rebellion I planted some other things in their nice cushy bed.

Things like onions, garlic, and shallots.  Three types of each to be exact.

And what do you know? They are doing splendidly!

As are all my beloved herbs which made it through the winter.  Like my oregano.

And my chives, which are blooming.

And my patches of rosemary.

I decided to spread some lettuce seeds around in a wayward flowerbed and lo and behold, two weeks later, we have lettuce.

And then, just for kicks, I stuck a store-bought tomato plant into a patio pot I have.  Then I rebelliously paid no attention to it, went on vacation, didn’t water it…

And I came back to this.

SERIOUSLY?!!

3 Comments

  • Nancy Jackson

    May 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Just the way it goes, I guess!!! Sometimes we just try too hard!! LOL!!
  • julie

    May 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I ADORE herbs....never knew b 4 moving to the south how much better they make food taste since we never ate them in MI....but now I do! Wish I could grow my own herb garden, but in a condo....i do have a patio i could put pots on, but there is no direct sun. Do they have to have direct sun to grow?
    1. DishinandDishes

      May 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      julie - most herbs do require sunlight, however, my Aunt Jen had great luck with growing herb pots in a sunny window, although I've never been able to get basil to grow indoors. You could for SURE do pots outside if they got partial light I think. I've heard many people have great success using a grow light indoors as well! But some seeds and try it! (Seeds are cheaper than plants!)

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