Usually I start putting my seedlings outside in their pots THIS week (right before Memorial Day).
But this year I put my seedlings out early--as it about two weeks ago. Right before Grandma came to visit.
What can I say?
I can count the number of frosts we got last winter on one hand.
I figured it's time for a little pictorial update.
While Grandma was here, Chunky's school had their annual plant sale. I sent him to school with $20 and he came back with tons of petunias, begonias, impatiens and marigolds. I know they're not really all that useful, but they're pretty and the money goes to a good cause.
My box of herbs that I splurged on at the neighborhood garden store is doing well.
Almost too well.
That lemon balm in the middle? That picture was taken less than a week ago.
I've already cut a TON of it back to dry and it's just as big as it is in that picture.
Lemon balm might just be a nice smelling weed. Anyone know what to do with a ton of dried lemon balm?
While Grandma was here, I bought two "souvenir" mini irises. I didn't think they'd bloom this year. But lo and behold--my "Little Showoff" mini iris bloomed this week!
It's a paler purple than I thought, but quite beautiful nonetheless. There's a second bud on there too that will probably open next week. Finally, I've got a few of my veggies to show you.
My potato plant!
Again, I can't believe this picture was taken a mere week ago. These taters are really going to town!
And I've been dutifully putting a layer of compost on it every weekend building it up and hopefully upping my tater production this year.
My experiment for this year is a sugar pumpkin.
I'm not sure how this will do in a pot. I've got three plants in there right now and I'm a bit afraid that's too many. I may thin it down to one or two in the next couple of weeks. We'll see.
In a future post, I'll share some of my tips for keeping the pesky pot garden pests at bay!
Labels: Pot Garden