Spring Growth

Good morning! It is gorgeous outside today. So, instead of doing the stuff on my to-do list, I did some gardening. Yesterday, I took the boys to the garden center to pick out some plants, but it was dark and rainy, so the plants spent the night in the garage.

I had to move my kitchen sage because it had grown so much from last year that it was blocking the irrigation. #fingerscrossed I didn’t kill it in the transplant.

The other big plants are last year’s thyme, and my two year old rosemary.

Today I added a new basil plant, since we used it a lot last year, and it didn’t come back (maybe it’s not supposed to?), and a new oregano, since the kiddo’s seeds didn’t take last year.

I still need to pick up replacement parsley, but I’m not sure how much to get since the caterpillars are most it last year. I don’t mind sharing with future butterflies, but they wiped it out in less than a day.

Then I got chamomile and blue verbena because butterflies. I think we’re in for some tasty tea recipes in a bit.

The last bit is tomatoes, strawberries, and cucumbers. The kid’s tomatoes did great last year, so I have high hopes for the “big boys” he picked out this year.

Any tips for keeping the deer/birds/squirrels/other woodland creatures from eating the strawberries before we see them would be much appreciated.

It looks like I know what I’m doing, doesn’t it? Shhhh. I’m making it all up as I go.

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