Last week, our son Tank, mixed our garden beds with soil, compost, and peat, so the planting began :-)
In my front garden beds, I planted a mixture of flower seeds. I pulled out a handy dandy red soup bowl, and poured flower seeds in the bowl. The seeds consisted of cottage garden and wildflower mix (thanks to my friend, JUGM) several baggies of Zinnia’s, Moon Flower, Marigolds, Forget-Me-Not, Painted Daisy’s, Delphinium’s, Butterfly Weed, Red Milkweed, Bunny Tails, and Grandpa Ott’s Morning Glory’s.
Soon we should see evidence of growth and happiness just outside my front door! Before I know it, this area will smell sweet, with a beautiful flower fragrance, to attract the bees and butterflies.
Vegetable/Fruit Raised Bed Updates:
I’ve planted Purple Podded Pole Beans (thanks to my friend, Susan) on one side of the feed panel trellis and Kentucky Wonder Bush Green Beans on the other side.
In the onion bed, talked about in one of my recent posts, I’ve added Spinach (America and Bloomsdale Long Standing) seeds to fill in the bare section of the bed.
In another raised bed, I’ve planted several different types of Lettuce (Great Lakes, Australian Yellow Leaf, and Crisp Mint). I also added a few carrot seeds (Long Imperator #58) to my lettuce mix.
This year, I tried for the first time, a seed called the Kalman’s Hungarian Tomato. This pepper is supposed to be on the sweeter side and looks sort of like a tomato.
I even tried to get some potato eyes in the ground. I was successful in planting 12 tires with Yukon Gold potatoes.
For all of my northern friends, sorry our spring has sprung…..therefore, I need to start planting. Soon my friends, you’ll be doing the same!!!