Thursday, May 8, 2014

Garden Diary - May 8th


This week in the garden we've been digging over beds, potting, planting and watching things emerge from seeds sown late last month and little plants that miraculously survived our bitter winter.
So far we have growing from seeds -
  • carrots
  • beets
  • peas
  • kale
  • kohlrabi
  • cilantro
  • oregano
  • basil
  • tomatoes
  • pumpkins
  • marigolds (to keep the bugs away)
We've planted beans, but there is no sign of them yet.  There are also rows of onions and garlic growing at a mile a minute and the chives survive yet another  year!  We've added sage, stevia, rosemary, catnip, parsley and citronella from seedlings we purchased at the nursery.  Big J has done a fabulous job this year planting seeds, tracking planting days, monitoring moon phases and fingers crossed, things seem to be growing well. Perhaps we're finally getting the hang of this vegetable gardening thing?

Tonight I noticed tiny pale purple flowers poking through between the bricks. I don't know what these flowers are, but they are a welcome sight.  Another lovely surprise this evening was the tiny violas that, by some sort of miracle survived the winter.  So fragile and yet so strong to survive.

We might only have a tiny patch in the city, but I'm determined this year to make the most of every inch.  Hopefully, like the beautiful weather today (85f), life this year will treat me kindly and I'll be on two feet all year! 

I hope your Spring or Autumn is as beautiful as ours.

Take care and thank you for stopping by.

Toodles  L x ♥

P.S.  Trying to stay positive, it's working, even when blogger decides to flip my photos around!  ☺


  1. very productive, look forward to seeing more later in the year

  2. Every little helps and you can produce plenty on a tiny plot without all the labour of keeping a big one under control so in some cases small is better! Looks as if you are going great guns. Hope this year treats you kindly. I think of you often when I see my little patchwork hanging!

  3. Your little purple flowers are called Mallow. They grow wild in the hedgerows in England. I love them and managed to get a little seed from a friend. I scatter it around my garden and they pop up in all kinds of places. It grows as a spike with flowers YP the stem. Very pretty.


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