i think fridays might be a good day to post the progress of the garden ... atleast in the beginning, when things are just beginning to grow.
i was so surprised to see that the strawberries had already started to grow! i hope the ridiculously warm week that we just had didn't trick them into thinking it was already July ...
the mint is, of course, flourishing. when does this weed not do well? i adore tearing off leaves everynow and then and chewing on them while I work outside. i think mojitos are in my future.
the lettuce, on the right, is beginning to come up... maybe that mojito will accompany a mesculan salad?
oh my fragile little beets! so red, and so small. i love watching these hearty plants grow.
the sugar snap peas are doing well - they tend to in the early summer months. when i was growing up, sugar snap peas were my favorite early summer treat, and my mom would often surprise me with a large bag of them when i came home from school at the end of the term. yum!
my two yellow pepper plants have adapted well outside too ... i hope the chillier weather we are expecting doesn't deter them from their course. same with the cucumbers below... i cross my fingers for them!
and, lastly, we've got the herbs. there is curly parley, Italian parsley, rosemary, thyme, dill, chives. and way down there in that other pot? basil. i like to keep basil by itself, as it tends to takeover where ever it is planted.
i'm curious, what other herbs do you suggest that i grow? any particular favorites out there?
well thanks for taking a look at my garden with me this morning!
this weekend i look forward to lots of warm, sunny weather. and ...
joining the public library here (why has it taken me so long?) - maybe taking out the help
a long bike ride and brunch in shirlington village
and having our engagement photos taken! as always ...