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Victory Garden, Week 3

Wednesday has rolled around, and that means I will be updating you on my progress for the family Victory Garden. My oh Nelly, there is a LOT of work to do:

State of my Garden, LOTs of work to do

Honest, if it stops raining for any amount of time, my butt will be back there, for sure! I am going to be rocking the Mel Barthalomew’s All New Square Foot Gardening. (The link will take you to my Amazon store where you could purchase it and I can get a half cup of tea!)

Of course, that mess will have to be cleaned up!

Here is how our plants are doing:

Sweet baby oregano:

Baby Oregano

Now some baby thyme:

Baby Thyme

Beautiful parsley:

Baby Parsley

Majestic coriander:

Baby Coriander

Gorgeous basil:

Baby Basil

Now that it has started, I find myself reluctant to thin the babies out. Mel warns about this in his book. It is necessary for the herbs to grow, so I will have to bite back my pain. After I finish this post – snip, snip, snip!

You know what is totally NOT fair? My wife doesn’t even have to try to have her garden section grow. She is much smarter than me; she planted perennials. Of course, you can’t eat what she planted, but hers IS effortless.

Here are tiger lilies coming up:

Tiger Lilies coming up

The problem with those little buggers is they invade all parts of your garden. When we first moved into this house, they were everywhere. Yes, they are beautiful, but they are a major Pain in My Ass.

In the front of the house, effortless tulips!

Tulips coming up

Again, a little work in the fall a couple years back, and that is what she gets. Small consolation: they will be gone by the time I can transplant the herbs into the garden. How about a money shot on that tulip?

Glory shot of tulips

Here is another set of effortless plants, but I have no idea what they are. I will have to ask the wife what they are:

Here it is, a bit closer...

That’s all for this week. If you are interested in finding out about more Square Foot Gardening, please visit my store link over at Amazon and buy the book so I can have a half cup of tea.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 27, 2011, 11:53 am

    Your seedlings are so adorable! Good luck with them! I hope to start a garden soon. So much fun. :)

  • vanillasugarblog April 27, 2011, 12:02 pm

    ok slowly but kind of surely you make me want to do some gardening….i think.
    i just want some fresh herbs for cooking and maybe some tomatoes too.
    love the micro-greens

  • Jason Sandeman April 27, 2011, 1:31 pm

    @Jenn – Thank you. Go, start that garden! You won’t be sorry!

  • Jason Sandeman April 27, 2011, 1:32 pm

    @vanillasugarblog – you know, that is exactly how I got my start in gardening. One year I had so many tomatoes that I couldn’t GIVE them all away. LOL. Get out there girl, get gardening! LOL

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