Well, this weekend was gorgeous. The sun was shining, the sky was clear, oh it was so enjoyable! I even got a little bit of a sunburn. Yes I know, sunscreen, skin cancer, etc, but I guess I didn’t think it was so sunny!
Anyway, my dear husband and I pulled out the very last patch of ivy we were battling. It is finally gone. GONE! While we were pulling, David asked what I would like to plant there, and I was actually thinking of a medicinal/culinary herb garden. I think it would add a bit of balance to my fruits and vegetables. It would add a bit of summer color and assortment, along with usefulness to the garden scenery. That’s code for… it would balance my wants with David’s as well. Plus most of these plants are grown ornamentally as well.
I have found a couple of online retailers that carry such seed assortments. Mountain Rose Herbs is an example I have found online. According to their website, Horizon Herbs is the supplier. They have both a grouping of seeds and they sell individually, plus they are organic. Seems like fair prices as well for seeds.
I think I will be ordering the seed assortment from Mountain Rose for our use at the house. What about you, what did you accomplish in the sun this weekend, and do you have any new garden plans? Let us know in the comments!
Well, this weekend… the weather was great, the sun was out and now, after all of that, the rains will come. Yep, the rains are coming, this Saturday actually, according to The Weather Channel.
But, in anticipation of the rains coming, David and I got ALOT of stuff done this weekend. We got a fence built. We got a couple of plants at Molbak’s end of season plant sale. I don’t know if that’s what it is really called, but, that’s what I am calling it!
So I got grapes! Exciting huh? I ended up getting two grape vines at 50% off! They are both table grapes that will mature in 2-3 years. One variety named Canidice and Interloken. One is an early red and one is an early green grape. I planted them so that they can bask in the afternoon sun on the fence. I also worked on getting the old tree stump out and made a slug trap with some beer. For the slug baits you just can’t beat the 24 oz cheap beer at the grocery store!
My raspberries are fruiting a little bit, I think I may have gotten about 10 berries from the plant, but for the first year… And they were so delicious! They had a very mild creamy texture and flavor to them. I can’t wait until I get more of the berries next year!
What did you do this weekend?
Well, I have expanded! From two garden beds to four. I just have all the details to finalize. The details like… weed block for the edges and bottom of the inside of the beds, irrigation, soil mixture, and row cover structure. Just the details!
I also inherited a couple of feet of soaker hose for whenever we may go out of town. It will allow for automation of the watering of the fruit trees/bushes and ease for whomever I get to watch the gardens. I hope its ok from time to time I go into some information on the fruit trees and bushes. I like those too, and I also feel that fruit should be in everyone’s backyard! They just make for such a sweet treat on a hot day, straight off the plant! I had some delightful raspberries today at the same place where I got some soaker hose at Miss Mar’s house. They were planted already when she bought the house with Mr. Mar. Their bushes are large and just going crazy with raspberries at this time of year. She also has a couple of blueberry bushes that are also putting off loads of berries. And again I thank Miss Mar for all the extras she has around her place garden wise. And this is a reminder to you to see what your gardener friends might have so that you can remove and prevent things from entering the landfill. And what do you have that would be useful for others in your circle?
David and I also built a (small) stone wall, laid some pathways near the vegetable garden, and placed more mulch to be able to round out the vegetable garden area and make it more visually appealing. Now I just need to be able to convince David of the greenhouse for the wintertime… Hmm, I wonder, has anyone (besides Miss Mar, I know she has already) tried Territorial’s greenhouse tomato varieties?
With all I got done this weekend, what did you do this weekend?