Monday, May 28, 2012

Garden Update....

Happy Memorial Day !  Hope you are spending the day with family and friends.  I would like to recognize and thank all of the men and women who serve our nation and honor those who've lost their lives protecting our freedom.  Thank You for your service and dedication. 

This weekend was busy tying up loose ends and spending some time in the garden.  This summer we are growing corn, watermelon (that was an accident that came from compost), tomatoes, green, yellow and red peppers, jalapenos, lavender, cilantro, Genovase basil, purple basil, oregano, mint, rosemary, flat leaf parsley and  chile peppers.  Since we had a mild winter, the mint, parsley and oregano stayed good all year long but everything else is newly planted.  So far so good but we have a ways to go.  it's so nice to be able to grow the herbs that I use almost daily in cooking. The compost does it's job of providing good soil and the leaves from mowing make a great mulch.  We did have a little bit of powdery mold and I made a spray of baking soda, dish soap, patchouli oil and tea tree oil.  Not only does this smell good but these oils are anti-fungal in nature and should work.  I'll keep you posted.  Anyway, I snapped some pics of the garden while I was out there and here's where we're at:

and with all of that hard work comes lunch from the garden.......

Bon Appetite!

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