|Wall complete, garden planted...|
herb garden (left) ready to be tackled
We had planned our plot beforehand, so planting was a cinch. Once all the plants were in, we decided to cover the base with a nice layer of straw, to help keep the moisture in and keep the weeds at bay. And while Darren worked on the garden bed, I worked on potting our container plants. We did quite a bit of experimenting in our containers this year. In addition to our traditional basil, cilantro and parsley, we also tried planting vegetables, nasturtium and even a hot pepper plant in pots this year! I got creative mixing plant types in each container, trying to achieve pretty looking pots, that will also function in producing food, herbs and edible flowers! Can't wait to see how they turn out. So, by June 2nd, the vegetable garden and containers were all planted and well on their way.
|Darren transplanting our huge mint plant.|
We thinned it by over half!
|The day after they were planted, the pole beans|
started to climb the trellis
|We planted kale all along the cobblestone edging|
Now for the inventory of what made it into our vegetable garden, perennial herb garden and containers...
|My sketch of the gardens, in our planting journal|
(* denotes heirloom variety)
Tomatoes: Japanese Black Trifele*
Tomatoes: Tomato Pineapple Beefsteak*
Tomatoes: Better Boy
Cherry Tomatoes: Black Cherry*
Green Bell Peppers: Yankee Bell
Pole String Beans: Garden of Eden*
Bush String Beans: Jade*
P E R E N N I A L H E R B
Radish Minowase (a white variety)
C O N T A I N E R S
Flat Leaf Parsley
Hot Banana Peppers
Wheatgrass (for the kitties)