Today was the day to plant my herb and tomato garden. As you can see by the picture the only plant that came thru the summer healthy was my Rosemary plant, all the others did not do well in our Florida summer heat.
This is my third year planting tomatoes the first year. I had a great crop of tomatoes, last year was a different story. The plants produced very few fruits most of the plants were attacked by some bug, the leaves shriveled, the flowers dropped and the few tomatoes that mature were not of very good quality. This year I am counting on my new experts friends in the blog sphere to help me out. I am trying a different strategy this winter; I got four different types of tomatoes, the cherry tomatoes (my favorite), sweet tomatoes, Jubilee and Bush Celebrity (I hope is not related to you know who otherwise my wife won’t eat it)
Since I am not the cook in my family the herbs that go in the garden depend on what my wife wants. The order this year was for Sweet and Italian Basil, Garlic Chives, Thyme, Rosemary and Peppermint. I added an Aloe plant not for eating but for the sunburns. I also put some Impatiens for color and might add more herbs later, it depends on the cook’s culinary mood.
What is blooming in the garden this week?
Bird of paradise on steroids!!!!!