Day 2 of 100 Happy Days.
Enjoying flowers and coffee inside an English garden at Seal Cove Inn.
My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Clean.
Last weekend, I played in the dirt with my hubby.
I ripped out weeds and dead stems left behind from our first garden in Cow Town. Next, we added new soil and mapped out spots for our new plants.
Before dawn, I spent a few hours researching what plants work for our garden space. Last year, the potato plants played Prima Donnas. Basically, the potato vines took over most of the space. I suspect that’s what killed off the chives and green bean plants. Another rock star in my garden: Roma Grape Tomatoes. I remember picking some for my parents. As I showed off our backyard, we sampled the fresh vegetable off the vine.
For this year, I wanted more structure for our garden instead of using a strategy of “Anything Goes.” I wanted to give plants a fighting chance.
Here’s what we planted for 2010:
I planted the white potato seedlings last March. I started digging them up at the end of June.
According to a couple of garden-centric web sites, I should harvest the potatoes after the green vines died off. We had a few tiny ones, but a majority ended up being impressive in size.
I think we have green thumbs! I also think the last round of rainy weather helped our veggie garden.
The potatoes are thriving. There are 10 leafy plants sprouting from the ground. I shot this picture last month. Now, the potato leaves cover most of the ground. I had to replant the rosemary because the potato leaves covered most of it. I think I’ll have to replant the dill as well, because of those potato leaves.
Our veggie garden’s growing strong. I think the last round of rainy weather helped all of my plants.
I’ve killed many plants over the years. So this year, I’m trying to keep them alive.
The Paupered Chef inspired me to take another chance on my thumbs. If he can grow a salad in Brooklyn, I should be able to follow in his footsteps back here in California. So, we planted our first garden at our Vacaville home on March 14.