I once again will be gardening in my community garden plot this year! Check out my last year's garden here. I am so excited to plant my veggies and harvest them! I love being healthy and planting my own food is a great way to do it. Here is a snap so far--I've only planted Spinach and Kale since its still been cold and wet in Oregon.
|Here is a snap of my plot before anything has sprouted|
I've also planted some starts indoors of eggplant, yellow squash and tomato. I am going to transplant them to the community garden plot once they are good and strong! I think I'll plant my tomato start in a hanging tomato basket that my sister gave me for my birthday.
|The yellow one that is already sprouted is the tomatoes. On the right is the eggplant--no news yet. The left is the yellow squash and I have one little piece of green sticking up on the very right edge of the pot!|
This year I have an amazing balcony with a beautiful view of downtown Portland. I am even more exited about the room for herbs and veggies than that view! Check out what I've got going so far:
on the right---a blueberry plant! It's a pretty big pot and a small starter blueberry so I'm hoping this will work for a couple of years. I've already got small buds on it! In the middle I have planted some spinach. I know I already planted that in the community garden, but this will be easy access for salads at home and to plant in my lunch. On the right is a basil plant and I bought the start at Trader Joe's for only $2.99!
My herbs! They are nicely labeled with wine corks (a Pinterest find!) as you can see. In the back I have mint, then Rosemary is front and center for you to see and on the right is Parsley. On the far right you can't really see it but I have Thyme.
My lettuce pot! The front looks a little scarce because I've already made two salads with it! It grows back pretty quickly after you pick it so I will be making many salads with this!
My hanging strawberry plant! This was a gift from my mom for my birthday. She bought this bag somewhere which is meant for hanging plants and she transplanted some of her own strawberry plants from her garden into the bag. The vines are coming out quite nicely so I am hoping to get a few strawberries for my yogurt in the near future. I know it won't produce a ton but it will be nice to have a few!
I can't wait to show you all the product I grow as well as recipe's I make with it and the herbs. I also joined a CSA so I will be getting a half of bag of produce each week from Sun Gold Farms, as well as a honey share! I am super excited to eat local and healthy!