The one thing that is growing really well: carrots. I grew carrots for the first time last year and wasn't super impressed with the results. They were multi-colored, though, so they looked pretty cool, if bizarre. I wasn't planning on growing them again this year, but I discovered I had extra seeds, so I planted them. Then, I found out that what I thought was cilantro popping up all over my garden turned out to be 90% carrots! Literally ALL over my garden. So, we will see how they grow this year -- hopefully the deer won't find them this year. Looks like our eyesight may be improving this year if all of these carrots actually grow!
I have actually started a couple plantings of beans. Among the first planting, I included some self-harvested bean-seeds from 2011. I wasn't sure if they would grow, but a bunch of them did! Good to know that I can harvest my own bean seeds and use them even two years later! I also planted potatoes, which are growing like crazy (and also popping up all over my garden from ones I didn't find while treasure hunting last year). The tomatoes have been transplanted into the garden -- and I'm following Duck's Fowl Gardening blog for advice with my tomatoes (and other plants). I planted corn this year, for the first time. It hasn't germinated yet, but should soon. We'll see if it grows...hopefully the neighbors won't think I'm crazy. We live in a neighborhood, so corn is a little out of place -- although there is a farm just down the road.
And the perennial garden? It's doing great! I have lots of fun photos from around my yard and garden:
|Bleeding Heart -- transplanted to my yard last year;|
It got a little wilted after a frost!
|Found these on the side of my house -- not sure what they are.|
|My irises are blooming this year! They took a year off in 2012.|
|I have no idea where this flower came from, but it popped|
up in my garden. The Twitterz tell me it is Lupin.
|Mulched the perennial garden (& front landscaping) this past weekend.|
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!