Sunday, March 4, 2012
Early Spring In The Hill Country
Yesterday, I spent a good part of the day at Antique Rose Emporium enjoying all the lovely roses, herbs and veggies.
I ended up selecting my very favorite high performing heirlooms: black cherry, juliet, black plum and brown berry. These are the most prolific producers and do so well throughout the summer and fall - they are just abundant and beautiful.
It's an herbal love affair in early spring - all the new green growth and colorful blossoms are so enticing. My roses are also budding and blooming. The first one to bloom in the garden this year is Valentine. The deep red blooms are a welcome sight!
- pok choy
- spring cabbage
- Chinese cabbage
- mint (any)
Amending the soil with molasses, worm castings, organic blood meal, and compost is extremely beneficial - spending time amending the soil will save you so much heartache and stress down the road. The healthier the soil, the healthier the beneficial microbes are that fend away hurtful insects and larva. Plus, plant roots are happier with healthy soil and happy roots = healthy prolific herbs and veggies!
I'm sad the weekend is over - how I will long for Friday when I can spend more time tending to the garden beds. In the meantime, spring flowers are a welcome sight. Hurray Spring!