fThe bed below has cucumbers, tomatillos, sweet peppers, hot peppers, borage, calandula and malbar spniach. I am most excited about malbar spinach, it is a tropical spinach that thrives in hot humid climates... just like Tennessee... Im eager to put it into our salads this summer.
Our herb bed is already super productive, I've been able to harvest chives, green onions, oregano and thyme. I was able to dry it to store in our spice cabinet for cooking. It amazes me how incredibly different tasting fresh herbs from our own garden are compared to that at the store! It's so worth growing your own, not only do you have fresh herbs on hand for cooking during the growing season, but you also have them to dry for fall and winter!
IThis past fall we planted about 50 garlic plants, it was our first time and boy were we nervous... but the crop of garlic is looking fantastic we plan to harvest it within the coming week and let it dry out so we can enjoy it in our cooking.
A new addition to the garden this year are medicinal herbs, I am slowly building up my collection, here is one of the beds.
Here is our front window flower bed, we have two of them that are on either side of our front porch. I have pink honeysuckle, clematis, coneflower, butterfly bush, gladiola, sweet potato fine, purple heart, cosmos and sunflowers in them, along with huge elephant ears! Once they get growing it fills up fast, so fast infact that I plan to move out the pink honey suckle in the fall to a new spot.
This is one section of our berries, it is the raspberries, blackberries and huckleberries. I also blueberry, beauty berry and elderberry bushes as well.
This trellis has all types of vining flowers and the other side of the bed had corn, sunflowers and squash. It doesn't look like much now, but it is a lot of stuff!
I plan posting a garden growth update once every week, so stay tuned for next weeks update, we are going to be getting a lot of rain, and the plants love it and always have a huge jump in their growth.