I had the darndest time trying to germinate my herbs and spices so in frustration, I took all of the various herbs and spice seed packets, put them
all in a bowl, mixed them, then sprinkled them in a window box with fresh potting soil, and labeled it Experiment
Catnip, basil, dill and rosemary now occupy the box with a few unknowns at the moment
The catnip is supposed to make a nice relaxing tea, sort of the reverse effect that is has on cats.
Dill, for pickling later on this summer, basil for seasoning, already have clipped and dried quite a few plants while thinning out the window box,
those plants love to take over.
Oh and some spearmint which is going well.
As to garlic and onions and potatoes, they were the first things I planted in late March, and they have all done very well, the garlic I expect to
harvest within the month as the tops are starting to die down, same with the onions.
I did this as a test as well to see how they would do in my area, so far so good
I will have red, yellow and white onions all about baseball size or better and out of two bulbs of garlic expect to harvest about 24 bulbs, keep 22
save 2 for next season (early fall.)
The potatoes were wonderful for most of the spring, then THEY arrived....
Some kind of alien, immune to dusting, and murdering my potatoes at a rapid pace.
the dreaded Potato Bug.
Instead of harvesting nice baking sized yukon golds, I will have to settle for a couple of sessions of mashed
I like using the cinder blocks for gardening, all 20 of my tomato varieties are growing in the blocks, makes weeding easy and each year the plants get
All the best on this growing season, and by all means have FUN!!