I know this isn't beauty or fashion related but what's the harm in getting to know a little more about me ;}?
I may be adding a splashes of my life now that it's warmer but only the interesting stuff, of course!
Well, the weather went from winter (30's and sleet) to spring/summer in the matter of a week here in North Carolina! What? I wasn't ready yet. My schedule is all out of whack now. But no frost = gardening time!
While living in Italy, I was completely spoiled with fresh produce all the time. 100% better than produce you find at most grocery stores in the States. The tomatoes were to die for. A vegetable garden, producing fresh produce, is exactly what I need to spoil me some more
This year we added manure compost and peat moss to the soil. Last year we stuck all our fruits and veggie plants in a area we cleared (the soil was horrible) so we didn't get as much crop as we would have liked. This year, with better treated soil and some special fertilizer, we hope to have a great crop!
From left to right : strawberries, carrots, broccoli, brussle sprouts, spinach, lettuce, red leaf lettuce, potatoes, (front to back - right side) bell peppers, big beef tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and banana peppers. Also stuck some okra in the back :]
Last year our peppers did the best out of anything. Let's see what this year brings!
We also planted more herbs this year! Since we use a ton basil, we decided to get 2 of those this time around. I throw basil on my pizzas, sandwhichs, pasta sauces...everything! YUM! We also got flat leaf parsley, oragano, and traditional parsley. All will come in handy- that's for sure!
|Adding peat moss and root blast. Why yes!...those are ugly blue crocs... don't judge! They are for doing dirty work :P|
While we were at it we decided to add a little something by the garden since it looked a little barren out that way. We got some Hostas!
Did you plant a flower or vegetable garden this year?
Let's get ready for warmer weather
Questions, comments, and blogging advice welcome. Have a beautiful weekend :]