FINALLY after 2 nights of covering my tomatoes and strawberries and tender transplants, I was able to get to my second pallet….my mesclun mix lettuces. I could hardly believe that we had freezing temperatures at the end of May!!
The saying here in Northeastern Ohio is….don’t plant anything above ground until after Mother’s Day. That’s supposed to be our safe zone for planting gardens. However, this year it wasn’t so! But I’m happy to report that covering my things with tarps and garbage bags saved my some heartache.
Now, on with the post.
Here is a shot of my second pallet with the mesclun mix. I’ve been researching the lettuces and am totally amazed at the nutritional value in all these greens!! Wahoo! I’m in the process of identifying them now. I know I have arugula and oak leaf lettuce. I still have 2 open rows and I’m not sure just yet what I’ll put in there. I may go pick up a couple more packs of lettuce. I planted some gorgeous pink and purple petunias in the top.
It took all hubby and I had to stand these puppies up! I’m leaving them at a slight angle to prevent loos of the dirt. Amazingly we lost none so far and after carefully watering them, they’re wonderful!
Here is the completed strawberry pallet. And below this photo is my SURPRISE OF THE DAY!
I planted more herbs – photo #1 is Sweet Basil and Stevia. The Stevia? Oh my gosh, it could be JUST what is needed for lowering blood sugar and blood pressure! More to come on that later!
Photo #2 is Parsley.
Upon further investigation of the garden, another nutritious find……….TONS of bluberries coming on this year……….come to mama!! And I have another bush as well. Looks like we’ll have some for fresh eating and some for the freezer! No more store-bought-not-sure-what-is-in-them blueberries!
Gosh, I just get so excited about growing my own food! What with the prices in the grocery store and all the processed junk I’ve been putting in my body, well…….I just LOVE doing this! It doesn’t even seem like work!
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post.
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!