Gardening at Home

We finally got down to the business of planting our own plants today.  I’ve been collecting vegetable, herb, and flower plants for a couple weeks, and in the extreme heat and humidity, we decided to not wait for Memorial Day to get them in their pots and planters.

This year’s experiment is an upside down tomato plant, in one of those As Seen On TV planters.  Cheesy? yes, but one of my favorite church ladies swears by the upside down method, which she does with 5 gallon buckets.  I got the tomato plant at a fundraiser table for the local high school, so any actual fruit it bears is a bargain, since my $ are supporting some school program.

This year’s tomato varieties:  (1 plant in each variety)

Sun Gold (cherry)

Sweet Pea (currant/grape)

Gold Medal

Malachite Box

Cuor Di Bue

Mountain Fresh

Super Steak

Costovoluto Genovese

Anais Noir

Pink Brandywine


Herbs (1 plant of each unless marked otherwise):

Basil (2)

Thyme (2)


Italian Parsley

Rosemary (7)



Other plants:

Two zucchini plants (for their blossoms)

Four nasturtium plants (for their flowers as salad garnishes)

Two Gerbera Daisy plants (to make the yard look pretty

We’ll see how it all goes this season.  I should have some pictures soon.

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