Thursday, May 31, 2012

Growing Things garden

Of course, there is a garden here at home that is the basis for the information I've included in Growing Things. I'm actually half tempted to call our yard Bigelow Farms at times. Over half of the yard happens to be the garden area.

Today, while I was planting some more potatoes in a couple of parts of the garden I noticed the climbing rose has started to leaf out. Can't wait to post pictures of the roses in bloom in a few weeks here on the blog. Unfortunately, the Wisteria still hasn't started leafing out yet :-(

Our lettuce and carrots have sprouted well as have the edible peas and cucumbers. It will be nice to have the Cosmos sprouting between the little rows. Even the Marigolds we started from last years harvested seed seem to have started well.

It's also looking like we will have a decent amount of Chamomile also this year. Sure love having a cup of tea of that delectable wonder in the evenings. Think we have a good amount of Echinacea starters also but not quite sure yet as they aren't differentiated enough.

Now for a couple of pictures.
This is our first rose on the bush by the street. 

The plants with needle-like leaves are Cosmos. Both the lettuce and the Cosmos seem to be pretty compatible together. What will be nice is that the Cosmos get 3-4 feet high (just over a meter) and will keep some of the worst Sun of the day off of the lettuce. Lettuce does have a terrible tendency to wilt during the heat of the day. 

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