Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring...Has it Finally Sprung

It has been a very slow Spring here in the Northern Midwest, but the planting has finally begun.  So far I've planted three tomato plants (Grape, Early Girl & Beefsteak), basil, parsley, rosemary and thyme.  There is still more to come, but I've decide to spread it over the next couple weeks.

I purchased these plants a couple weeks ago and finally got around to being able to plant them last Saturday.   I had them all outside before I planted and it got so cold that I had to bring in the basil.  My tomato plants have some discoloration on the leaves, but I'm hoping that now that they are planted and the weather has improved,  they will overcome this.

I also bought three new BIG pots for my tomato plants.  Can't seem to quite figure out where my previous tomato pots went.  I'll probably find them at some point, but for now, these new pots are bigger and may allow for more growth.  Let's hope.

The greatest surprise this season has been the added assistance of my college boy, who is home for the summer.  He has been great help lugging pots and furniture and digging up weeds.  Thanks son. It's so nice to have you back.

And Joey wanted to say Hi.  He hasn't been on the blog in a long, long time.


  1. I love seeing plants in pots. That means summer is here despite the cold nights. Joey looks so cute behind the screen.

  2. Looks like you have some tasty herbs there, Linda.
    It is good that you have so much help. :)

  3. Yay for garden season! Glad to see you've got some delicious things growing. We just planted our mini garden last week (tomatoes, peppers, beets, squash, peas and beans). :) What else are you planning to plant?

  4. Kelly...not sure what else I'm going to plant. I know I will likely do some lettuce and I'm thinking about strawberries again. They both worked well in pots.

    I also still need to get all my flowers going as well.

    Since it's cold and rainy might be awhile before I get out there again.

  5. Linda I understand what you are going through concerning springs slow arrival.. It is so slow getting here in Michigan I'm losing my mind! I've never experience spring like this before!

    So far we have had three months of cold non-stop rain! June is just around the corner I hope things change soon!

    Lots of luck to you and your veggies..Joey is a cutie. I'm so happy that your son was able to come by and help you out..Hurray for sons!

  6. Okay. I've been trying to grow strawberries for forever to no avail, and look at you with all your herbs! I wish I knew what I was doing wrong. =)

  7. A sight for sore eyes - the fluffy cute puppy, the lush herbs and the really relaxing looking deck!

  8. Oh, my basil is doing terribly this year! What will I do?? I think something is eating it!

  9. Joey really should make more appearances on your blog.

    What fun to see your container garden. I have 7 5-gallon buckets planted with tomatoes, pumpkins, watermelon, peppers. Your plants look better than mine.

    I planted the basil seeds that came in the box of Triscuit crackers. They never sprouted. That was no surprise.

    Having a college guy around would be a big help to me, too. I could point and say, "Dig right here." Then I could pop the plants in the ground.

    Hope you're having a wonderful summer with all your loved ones. I've not been blogging much, but hope to get back to it soon.