I’m so excited to be starting another gardening season! Last year my dad and husband built me a little raised bed that I’ve been playing around in. Due to all the towering trees around us, I have to resort to shade-loving plants but it is still fun.
It is especially fun to check on it with my best helper! Check out that ham.
This year I planted spring crops and shade-tolerant crops. I included radishes, kale, spinach, two types of lettuce, some English peas, Georgia onions and herbs (basil, chives, dill and parsley). The photo below is about 10 days old. Making progress!
I also planted more peas up on our front steps in pots. These are harvested before the Atlanta heat sets in and are fun to pick.
Since tomatoes were a flop last year, I bought a big 2 foot plant from Publix with large green tomatoes already on the vine. We’ll see how this guy does!
My other ambitions include re-doing the shady side of our driveway. The variegated hydrangea will stay but the weeks must go. I had beautiful 10 year old hostas growing here that some nasty voles ate to the quick so they barely came back. I’m thinking some astilbes and maybe more hostas.
One of my other favorites in full bloom – the amaryllis I have over a dozen pots of them that Adam drags into the garage every winter. I even cross pollinated two varieties and grew bulbs some from seed.
Are you growing anything this spring?