Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Veggie Garden

I have finally planted my vegetable garden. I am so happy!

I have chosen to plant flaxseed, tomatoes, onions, leeks, pumpkins, and a bunch of herbs. I've also decided to try growing my garden organically so I am going to plant marigolds throughout the garden to avoid spraying with pesticides. I am so excited to see what comes up and learn more about the soil and what works and what doesn't.

I have planted my herbs in little pots next to the kitchen door so I don't have to go too far when I am making dinner.

Is anyone else getting ready or already in the process of planting their garden?

Backyard gardens are something I have been exposed to since childhood. My dad was very focused on his garden and took extra special care with his beans and tomatoes. I have fond memories of working with him and bringing yummy veggies into the house for dinner.

My daughter has also just bought me a lemon tree and an orange tree for my birthday. I am not sure how well they will do in the Canadian climate, but we'll see. Either way they are beautiful trees and I will certainly take good care of them.

Okay, now that I've filled you in on the latest and greatest over in the Eat-Clean Diet world I'll be getting back to work... More later this week.


Anonymous said...

I am not much of a gardner but a lot of people on the forum garden and it has rekindled my interest in learning. So as soon as school lets out I am going to give it a try. Thanks for the tips about marigolds. Maybe you could post how you did your garden on the forum for all to share. Thanks, Tosca. JWolfgram

Anonymous said...

We have always had a garden. This year i got the tip to use marigold throughout the garden and I was glad to see someone else knows the same thing.

We have a huge herb garden and need to know how to dry it for winter use. Any suggestions?
Have a good day

andrea davis said...

awesome tosca!!! i just got done planting my garden too....tons of tomatoes, bush beans, brussels sprouts, summer and winter squash, red and green cabbage, bell peppers, hot peppers, and tons of herbs. i am getting ready to place marigolds throughout as well, as i hate the pesticides! i would be really interested in how your flax turns out!!! i never thought of that!!!

Anonymous said...

The marigolds work great. If your squash plants and beans get attacked by bugs (you'll see holes in the leaves and the bug on the underside), put lime in a sprinkle top can/jar and dust the plants with it. This works wonders. If slugs are the problem put beer in pie tins and place them on the ground. Watch for tomato worms, big green ones, which can be picked off. My herb garden is growing wonderfully, except for the cilantro. I never seem to do well with it.

Jeannette said...

I got a lemon tree last year. it produced about 15 small lemons and then started dropping leaves and died!! Sad. I don't know what happened.

I have a small garden in my back yard every year. Lettuce, Spinach, Beets, corn , Squash, tomatoes, green beans, jalapeno's and more. I ask myself every year WHY do I do's a lot of work!