Monday, September 19, 2011

Marigold Nursery rocks

Just a fashion shot of my perennial border. LOVE asters.
Jess and I went on a little winter veg buying trip to Marigold Nursery. We had such fun. Jess purchased a flat of violas. Then we carefully selected the basic herbs. Thyme, garlic chives, Italian parsley, sage and a rosemary. She planted the herbs in her hanging baskets and surrounded each herb with the little edible violas. We knocked on her landlords door to see if he could come out and play. He could and did. He dug up some parsnips for me. I pulled some beets and he gave me some chard.
What we really wanted was to have him show us how to plant garlic. So, Jim helped Jess plant all the garlic. I carefully observed. Then he helped her plant her cauliflower. Jim cultivated each row with a cool blade tool he made. He made a trench about three inches deep. The garlic was placed to be covered with about a half inch of soil. He had an interesting way of planting the cauliflower. He would dig the hole. Then he would pour in some water. He called it making mud. Then he put the plant in the muddy hole, filled in the soil, pushed each of the four corners of the plant plug firmly in and watered.
Greek Oregano
For my new veggie gardens I got two six packs of cauliflower, one broccoli, one bright lights Swiss chard, romaine lettuce, one pack of Brussel Sprouts, a new large rosemary to replace the small one that hasn't grown, a savory, Greek oregano, an Italian parsley...hmmmmmmm...I'm sure there were one or two more, but I can't think right now. I did pick up six more bags of compost. Now I'm set to get the Meyer Lemon.
New and much improved (bigger) Rosemary

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