Gardening: What's Growing Now
I was so excited to see flowers on the Strawberry plants this year. We have them in two raised beds, and our winters have been so mild we don't usually cover them with straw. This year I regretted it and was so sure the plants would have all died out, but they didn't! I am very happy about this!
Two weeks ago my little Home Economics class took a field trip to King's Herb Nook in Honeybrook, PA to buy some herbs.
I bought Lavender, Apple Mint, Chamomile and had intended to buy some others but I spoke with the owner about how we had trouble with our herbs we started from seed not growing. She nodded and said "I sometimes feel like calling these seed companies up and telling them that their directions for planting are wrong! Herbs need sunlight to germinate!" So I am going to take her advice to sprinkle the seed on top of the soil and see how that goes.
I have basil, flat leaf parsley, cilantro, and sage that I want to grow.
I also bought a few flowers -
This is a fairy rose, I've always wanted one of these!
This is night blooming Jasmine. I have memories of smelling this wafting through the summer air in the neighborhood I grew up in.
Also growing are our fruit trees that we planted last year. Here is one of the peach trees.
The last frost date for our area is May 15th! Usually we can put things out much sooner but I am being careful this year, due to our unusually cold Winter and Spring. Soon to come, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, lettuce, squash, cucumbers, onions.
Well, that's what's growing here at the cottage. What do you have growing?