Let It Grow
This year, we're getting more serious about growing herbs and veggies in our little backyard garden. Last year we had a lot of success with seedlings and salad days; this year we're going for broke. David has tall-fenced one side of the garden (the other side has a retaining wall) to thwart deer, plus we've added a motion detector.
Many of our herbs--thyme, oregano, rosemary, parsley and lavender are raring to go again this year. We've mulched and weeded mucho. Even lettuce is peeking through some of the mulch--a surprise encore. Now more seeds are in seed trays for additional growing. We'll have a nice little inventory of kitchen garden needs and I'm really excited. Salads with calendula and nasturtium; fresh herbs for sauces and garnish, D's shortbread with the varieties of lavender (yum!), and whatever else the critters outside don't eat.
Last year the tomatoes were a source of frustration. The entire plants would be eaten to the nub (DEER!) and just as they'd grow and get new tomatoes--GONE!