Ouch! I gardened like a fiend last weekend, and now I’m paying the piper. My back aches. My arms and legs are sore. Even my hair hurts. But at least the annuals and veggies are in the ground! The planting-routine went something like this:
First, in order to sex up the Herb Garden’s seating area, I planted some large pots with colorful annuals. Pictured above: dark maroon Coleus, variegated coleus, blue Lobelia and yellow-green sweet potato vine. Simple. Cool. Perfect for shade.
Next, I finished (or nearly-finished) planting the four beds in the herb garden. Most of the seedlings are too small to photograph, so I’ll just tell you what’s what: lettuces, basil, kohlrabi, Savoy and red cabbages (have you tried my Roasted Cabbage Rounds?), and flat-leaved parsley. I also planted a row of green beans, just for Lily the Beagle!
Then I tackled the Kitchen Garden, which contains 12 raised beds. I managed to plant 11 of those beds with the following:
Not pictured, but awaiting attention: 100 onion seedlings. Mañana, baby.
Now it’s your turn. What — if anything — did you do over the long weekend? Did you garden? Bake? Barbecue? Attend a parade? Talk to me in the comments section below.
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