This year’s garden is looking a lot different than the my garden has for the past couple of years. I’m in an apartment now which has a lovely expanded porch out back but NO yard space to call my own. It’s a huge change of pace from living in a house on 9 acres back in Collegeville, and yet I found the inspiration this year to get seeds started earlier than I ever have in the past. Some of the seed packets are outdated but nevertheless I am hopeful that they will take root. I’m not in a position right now to make any large purchases, so I’m going to see what I can do with what I already have in terms of seeds, pots and tools. Since not all of my plants survived the moving process, I have potting soil and pots at my disposal for the time being. Plus, I was recently gifted a great DeWalt drill set and reciprocating saw, so I am hoping to construct some window boxes by the time I can plant outside.
So far in their year’s kitchen garden, I have planted chives, dill, basil, oregano, curly and Italian parsley, cabbage, and peas. I also planted golden yarrow, calendula and lemon balm together in a larger pot. With luck, some of the comfrey root left in my pots will also come back and my new medicinal herb collection will be off to a decent start. It was sad not to have the time to save/transport all of my herbs and perennial plants to my new place this past fall but I’d like to think that they will continue to bring happiness to whomever moved into my old spot. Besides, the irises DID get dug up in time and will live on at my mom’s until I have a good spot for them. They are a favorite of mine!