I checked out the local nursery on a surprisingly hard quest for plain white yarrow. Unfortunately it was in the herb section and this happened.
(cherry tomatoes, yarrow, woolly lamb’s ear, lemon verbena, Mexican oregano, basil, Roman chamomile, silver thyme, purple sage, dill and fennel) I haven’t grown chamomile or lemon verbena before so we’ll see if they live.
50/50, worth a try
Wildcrafting herbs in a nutshell <_<
Me every day
Another garden photography attempt. New baby plants are sprouting and the red cabbages are beautiful and I still cannot figure out how to make the camera focus on close-up things like those super exciting peach blossoms. I hope we actually get some peaches this year :D
Why thank you very much, anon! I must admit that my partner is a great source of our perseverance and will be out there daily, watering and weeding and transplanting, even if I am at the day job or school or dealing with family stuff. It’s kind of amazing for me too because this is a person who literally had never gardened before I moved in.
I also just spent a good bit of time trying to fix my tumblr page, so your message came at a wonderfully opportune time. I am glad my little garden posts are bringing someone some happiness. :)
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What a lovely garden!
I wish I had even half that much space to plant things.
Companion planting operates on the basic premise that certain plants play nicer together than others. Some plants function to bring out the flavor of another, deter unwanted insects, attract wanted insects, and compliment the soil.
On the flip side, some plants cause other plants nothing but root-ache and grief, so you want to avoid planting them near one another. If you are interested in gardening organically, companion planting is a great way to work with mother nature.
Here’s a basic companion planting guide to get you started as you plant the layout of your garden this year
Shionni is disappointed in the remaining cabbages. Scuttles the cat doesn’t care and there’s that dumb car of the neighbors’ that keeps appearing in my garden shots.
The arugula is bolting already despite how unusually cold it’s been and that annoys me.
Do you have problems with people stealing/damaging the plants in your
Haha, yes. Yes we do and we really ought to put in another fence. The most frequent offenders are:
The crowning achievement in garden destruction still goes to one intoxicated lady who, one Sunday morning after game day, drove straight through the city bench into our three sisters corn planting, plowed through that with the bench and came up against the tiny concrete wall around the original garden. If not for that I think she woulda gone straight into the house!
It’s actually not as bad as it used to be. My partner gardens at all hours of the night so the kids are scared to come through like they used to. We had to build a fence to stop them cutting through on the side of the house.