Monday, April 29, 2013

Planting the Vegetable Garden

 Yesterday I started planting the vegetable garden.  What you see here are perennials. Rhubarb, chives and horseradish.  And the garlic I planted last Fall.

 The Blog Tech helped me.  All of a sudden he is very interested in gardening.  He is back by the potting shed planting peppers.  We are planting him a salsa garden.  He picked out all the kinds of peppers and tomatoes he wants to make salsa.

 I can't wait for the New Dawn roses to bloom over the potting shed.  They put on quite a show.

 To conserve room, we planted peppers between the garlic.

 That is Teddy at the back of the pic drinking yucky water from the lower pond. My arborviteas have doubled in size. I can't wait to have a wall of green again.

 More pepper plants were planted down the other side of the raised bed.

 I have eggplants, cucumbers and celery to plant too.

 I bought this for The Blog Tech.  It is a crock of herbs to use in making Mexican Food.  This would make such a good gift for someone into Mexican cooking or make one up with basil, oregano, parsley, etc. for an Italian cook.

We are also planting tomatillas for the salsa.  And I bought some corn to plant too.  I doubt that I will get any corn but I love to listen to it rustle in the wind.