Garden Phase 1

On Tuesday of this week we started Phase 1 of the first ever Lloyd vegetable garden. David and I have been married almost 19 years and have never planted a garden. I thought that I would give it a try this year. I will admit that I know NOTHING about gardening, and am just going to give it a try to see what if anything we can get to grow.

Phase 1: The first phase of our garden is now planted. I love to cook and love to use spices. I have read that spices are pretty easy to grow and that some people actually plant them in very decorative containers and grow them on their counter tops. Well, I decided I would start with 6 basic spices that I use all of the time and that I would plant them in outdoor containers on our back patio. So we currently have 6 containers on our back porch filled with soil and seeds, they look pretty ugly but hopefully soon we will have some sprouts. We planted:
  1. Basil
  2. Oregano
  3. Parsley
  4. Fennel
  5. Chives
  6. Cebolla– small green onions
I also planted 2 containers of tomatoes that will be transplanted and 1 container or Marigolds that will also be transplanted in a few weeks. Apparently Marigolds help keep bugs away. I know I could have bought Tomatoes and Marigolds that were already started but I wanted to start from scratch. That’s not to say I won’t go buy a few more tomatoes or marigolds that are already growing but for the time being we will just see what sprouts from the current planting.
I made Caleb do most of the work with this phase since it was pretty easy and I am suppose to be taking it easy for a few days.
It will be fun to cook using our fresh spices this summer.

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