The garden is in! All the big stuff is done (cleaning out last year’s pots, getting dirt and plants, planting) so now it’s just watering and tinkering with placement.
The seedlings are doing very well: the nasturtiums are in a hanging basket and a rectangular container on the back porch, and the sweet peas are in buckets in the back and a rectangular container in front, with – I hope – enough climbing material to keep them happy.
Above, left to right: sweet peas, tomatoes (“chocolate sprinkles” hybrid cherry and Patio a.k.a. “the container tomato”), rosemary, and – new this year – lavender.
Nasturtium, calibrochoa (“yellow slice”), narcissus (from bulbs stored in the basement during the winter). Not pictured, recently added: celosia (that paintbrush-looking one).
Chives, rosemary, and sage. We do a lot of cooking and garnishing with these.
Thyme, parsley (flat and curly), strawberries. There are little green berries already!
This is in the front. Real pots would look nicer than Home Depot buckets, but I used what I had. The tomatoes don’t mind! This year I got one plant each of five varieties, and planted basil in with two of them (from left to right: grape “Tami G” hybrid tomato; yellow cherry “sun gold” hybrid; husky cherry red hybrid). I also got nicer soil this year, Coast of Maine potting soil and lobster compost. We’ll see how they do.