I love school holidays….
I don’t have to get up early to get kids ready…
I don’t have to worry about helping getting their homework done…
And the kids are happy!
Last Monday, while my wonderful husband was busy nailing wooden planks for our new vegetable garden fence, I spent the morning outside with my youngest daughter, Gracie in the garden.
First, we took down our regular bird feeder and hung dried sunflowers for the birds.
We grew sunflowers last summer and saved the flower heads for a winter treat for our birds.
Then we turned our attention to our older vegetable garden.
Gracie planted some new sunflower seeds while I planted cucumber and basil seeds.
I have been working on a new project. I am growing vegetables and flowers together in pots.
All my pots are in the ‘in between’ stage. This one has red and green leaf lettuce and dianthus.
I also just planted a small cucumber variety in front of the small trellises and there are also some newly germinated cosmos as well.
The nasturtiums are beginning to bloom. They make great companion plants in the vegetable garden and help to repel damaging insects.
My sugar snap peas are also beginning to bloom.
We had a great time in the garden, enjoying our warmer then usual February weather.
How about you?
Have you gone out in your garden lately?Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."