This is my herb box that divides the patio from the backyard, right off the laundry room/kitchen area. I’m pretty certain this wasn’t my idea, it was probably my friend Michelle’s who has her own food blog, as I would never imagine something so perfect. I plant some herbs there – along with a few colorful flowers, so I can easily walk out and grab some fresh herbs if I need it while cooking.
I also try to not waste water, so any leftover water from boiling eggs, pasta, that sorta thing I pour into the herb garden or on bushes. Aren’t we so fortunate to have fresh clean water? I think about that every time I turn on the faucet.
I can’t stress enough the truth of, “The best thing for a garden is a gardener’s shadow.” The other day I noticed my artichokes were looking pretty pathetic. A few checks on the automatic drip system showed me they were only getting watered once a week. And lately, this heat has been taking a toll on my veggie garden so it really started to show.
Every day I jump in my garden boots from Target (similar) and go out and check to make sure things are OK, no bugs have attacked things, watching it before it becomes a real problem. Just one full yeas into taking on this adventure of gardening I’ve finally stopped killing things – although there was that one time I mistakenly composted my entire harvest of limes out of confusion – apparently I had the smaller limes that go into your Corona instead of the ones I thought I bought. Oh well, I’m excited for next year.
Are you going to start a garden soon? If so, check out this post I wrote about how we started our garden beds.
In Phoenix, our season is coming to a close, the heat will kick in and we’ll be able to grow tomatoes, basil, peppers, jalapenos and a few other things, but say goodbye to our lettuce and peas.
Here are a few gardening things on my mind as of lately, a few things I proudly own:
If you’re hesitant about gardening, take a few local classes. There are usually classes your city offers that are a few bucks, just ask your local nursery. I took many classes in order to understand where I should position my garden (and I totally didn’t listen but it still works), and how to keep grass away. Don’t be afraid – I used to kill things all the time, and that’s just part of learning!
Diana Elizabeth wouldn’t be as good of a gardener if it weren’t for her supportive husband Mr. Wonderful.