My tomatoes didn't really produce the last couple of years. And last year I bought better quality plants. *shaking head* The lettuce was iffy. The carrots never grew, nor the onions. We're eating more organics these days, but I'm finding great deals in the stores that make vegetable gardening moot. Sort of.
I do, however, enjoy fresh herbs. I bought a healthy chive plant from the grocery store last fall, but I put it at the kitchen window, which faces north, and it died from low light and cold. I have no south-facing windows, by the way, except a skylight in the boys' bathroom (ew!). So this year I decided to start thyme and rosemary from seeds, and they are just beginning to come up, by an east-facing window, hidden behind the TV. (I tell you, this house is just not set up for plants!) I used organic seed starter potting mix with fertilizer. Sounds like an oxymoron, but it's working well.
Also starting are aubrieta, which are perennials, so a good start will assure years of beauty, right? RIGHT? The package shows purple flowers, which will go nicely with the rest of the yard. Fingers crossed.
I want to share what my DH got me for my birthday. It's the perfect thing!
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