While I was out running pre-holiday errands a few days ago, one of the things that I did was to pick up a
We spent most of the morning and early afternoon planting the garden, now that we are safely past the frost point.
Since the garden last year did so well, we slightly more then doubled its size for this year.
So, what did we plant?
Yes, that is 16 tomato plants. We love tomatoes, we love salsa and marinara sauce, and we plan on trying our hand(s) at canning come late summer.
The berry bushes are all along the back of the house. The tomatoes are in two rows along the long end of the garden. The herbs are all in the quadrant closest to the patio door. The zucchini are off in one corner, since I know from my parents’ gardens when I was growing up that they can grow pretty wild and crazy, and I want to be able to easily segregate them from the other plants.
The catnip is for Merlin and Percival. And I might try brewing some tea out of it at some point as well.
I can’t wait for everything to start growing and blooming and ripening.
I am looking forward to my favorite summer lunch… just-picked tomatoes, sliced thick, with some fresh basil, some fresh mozzarella, a sprinkle of salt, a dash of black pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Perfection.
Also, a day spent grubbing around in the sun and dirt, and having a vegetable and herb garden to show for all of that work at the end of it = a very good day indeed.