Happy Spring!

Patio Tomatoes - perfect for summer salads!

First of all, a girl can’t live by meat alone.

So, a great big thank you to the serviceman who gave me a morning in the garden by scheduling a service window of somewhere between 8:00 am and noon. It was very gracious of you to arrive at 10 minutes to noon, giving me enough time to do some spring planting on the first day of spring.

Now I am about as far from a green thumb as a person can get, although I do make a mean green smoothie if I do say so myself.

Ginger and Lemon Thyme

Still I believe that everyone regardless of the status of their thumb should take advantage of the chance to grow a bit of their own food, even if it is only a pot of basil in the windowsill. Eat local, right? That’s about as local as you can get!

So here’s what went down in the dirt today:

One patio tomato plant with a smattering of basil seeds thrown in for good measure. I remember hearing that you should grow herbs with your tomatoes as a kind of natural pest deterrent.

One lemon thyme plant. Love thyme! One piece of sprouted ginger root from my kitchen. Read somewhere that the ginger flower is pretty, but something people don’t often get to see.

My beets plot. Drainage might be a problem here.

And finally a little plot of of organic heirloom beet seeds – deep red, golden, and candy striped. 70 days to harvest.

I’ll check back in with garden updates from time to time. What are you planting in your garden this spring?