Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tomatoes, Basil and Sunflowers

One thing I have wanted to do for a long time is to plant a garden (and it's #31 on the List).  The last time I tried having a garden, grub worms ate everything and it just didn't seem worth the effort so I gave up, for like 25 years.

This year, I bought four tomato plants,  one plant each of basil, mint, rosemary, and catnip.  I planted the tomatoes, basil rosemary and catnip in the backyard.  The catnip disappeared the first week.  I'm guessing that either Spooky or one of the neighborhood cats enjoyed it.

Looks like there will be lots of tomatoes, hopefully.  I don't know how long it will be before they ripen, but I'm excited.

I am waiting for the basil to go crazy before I start using it ..

 the rosemary as well.

In the front flower beds, I planted the mint on one side.  I'm hoping it will take over everything and be a nice ground cover too.  We'll see.  In the meantime, my OD and I planted some seeds she got in England - sunflowers, poppies, and ... the only ones I'm sure are growing are these sunflowers.

The rest may be weeds, I'll just have to wait and see what happens.


Katie said...

Yay! Tomatoes are so hearty. My squash and yellow zucchini are all but dead but we might get pumpkins and watermelons with out tomatoes, zucchini, cilantro and onions

Kate said...

The tomatoes look great. It gets so hot here in the summer, it's hard to grow much of anything unless it likes the air conditioning. Hope the rest of your plants start taking off soon.


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