April Showers bring May Flowers…

​….and vegetables and bunnies and ground hogs, oh my !
It’s that time of year already….
deciding what to plant in your garden. Normally it would consist of corn, tomatoes, string beans pumpkins and lots of flowers.
Since we have changed the way we are eating, I wanted to change it up a little this year.
I have 4 – 8’x8’ raised beds and 2 – 4’x6’ beds. I definitely want to do a “Salsa Garden” bed. I had never thought of that and it’s a cool idea.( click here )

Since we love salads we will have different kinds of tomatoes, cucumbers, kale and assortment of lettuces. And of course we always do corn and pumpkins for Fall decorating, and last but not least….tons of flowers. What’s better than fresh cut flowers for on the tables?
Herbs are a must in my book. Fresh is best!. So easy to grow, just keep them close to the kitchen for easy accessibility. I plant mine in pots, so they are easier to move around plus it keeps them contained. Did you ever have mint take over your garden? I learned the hard way a couple of years ago.

My “go to” herbs are rosemary, basil, thyme, oregano, chocolate mint, mint and parsley. You can’t go wrong with herbs. We have a Bed & Breakfast, so it’s wonderful to garnish the plates with.
For the first time this year I am planting patchouli. My great friend Chris found them at a local garden center. When she saw them, she immediately thought of me and probably the 80”s…..LOL.
They will definitely go on our back patio along with citronella plant. They grow so easily and help keep those nasty little pests away.
So in the next few days I will start to rototill the garden and prep the soil and by Mother’s Day I can start planting.
Have fun and get dirty!

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