Daily Archives: May 14, 2007

The State of the Garden

Last time I mentioned my garden, I had just pulled everything out. The soil was amended with lots of peat and sand to help break up the clay soil. And now it is planted. Well, mostly planted. I planted some seeds and I need to see if they come up. If they don’t come up, I will be buying some plants to fill in those areas. But there is a cherry tomato plant with two companion basil plants in one large container. There is tiny eggplant plant in another container. Another container has 3 different types of basil. I have one large container that I have planted some bush beans in plus some carrots to take advantage of the space. I planted some herbs in the flower bed. I also pulled up more of the weeds in an area in the middle of the parking lot where there used to be a flower bed. I planted more bush beans and carrots there. (Actually, it is called using up the rest of the seeds.)

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My color combinations are like my sock yarns. Bright!! I have orange marigolds planted next to flowers that will bloom either red or pink. I do like to mix things up color wise. It will be interesting once things fill in how the colors mix. (I still need to add gravel and mulch but that is all that needs to be done.)

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