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Garden Delights–Potted Herbs

Just a little update on how the potted herbs are doing.  We’ve had a great deal of rain lately which has helped to alleviate watering so much.  And it’s a good thing!


With the Sweet Basil growing this well, I need to get me some fresh mozzarella and make a margherita pizza! The tomatoes are starting to come in, too. So I can’t wait to try out a new pizza crust recipe!


Catnip – this is my first time growing it. I can’t wait to design and make kitty toys for my little feline “children” and know that there is nothing funky in these herbs since I don’t put any pesticides on my plants!



My seedling marigolds are growing well.  These are from seeds I picked from last year’s crop of marigolds.  It’s amazing to me just how many seed pods I was able to collect and now see the results.


The Parsley is growing so well, that I’m dreaming of recipes to make using it. Last weekend I make guacamole, Cyn style, and used cuttings of the parsley in it. It was absolutely delicious! And our cousins that were visiting, ate it all in minutes!


I planted more parsley just to see if they would grow. Since it was so hot, many people told me it was too  late.  I guess my question was answered!


When my little allow plant grew too big for the little pot it was in, I transplanted it to a larger pot. It promptly died. But my past experience told me to let it be. Once the weather became hot enough, I put it outside and now, it has come back! I’m so excited. Aloe is so good for so many things. I like to use it for kitchen burns, skin rashes and I even like to take a frond and scrape out the gooey goodness into a fresh smoothie every now and then.

Happy Summer and Happy Gardening!

June Garden Delights

There hasn’t been much rain, but watering almost every day has really helped my garden. Here are a few views of it as of this morning. Enjoy!!!

These marigolds are from seed pods from last season.  I collected as many as I could before digging up the dead plants.  Many more pods dropped into the soil of the garden and came up as soon as the weather warmed! An annual that is working like a perennial!

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The catnip has come up! Can’t wait to dry it and make some kitty toys!!!

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The parsley and sweet basil is also growing well.

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This is the first time I’m trying Brandywine tomatoes.  They are looking pretty good!

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These cosmos are all from last season’s seeds that fell into the garden soil. They work with the marigolds to help keep horn worms and other bugs at bay. This allows me to keep my garden pesticide free for the 3rd season in a row.

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The Big Boys are really doing well! Can’t wait to pick these and have them in salads or piled high on sandwiches!

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Gladiolas have always been one of my favorites! Needless to say, when a different color pops up every season, I get so excited! It’s almost like Christmas!

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