…to digging the dirt
First off, let me tell ya that one hour of hardass labor ion the garden is AT LEAST equal to walking 5 miles at a good clip. I did just over 2 hours of gardening today.
I transplanted plants both large (a bigass Autumn Sage) and small (about 60 garlic plants…which leaves me with about 4,000 to go), mostly to the hillside garden.
I pruned several plants, tho not nearly as many as need it.
I cut a bunch of spinach and lettuce, then turned the whole bed over to make way for planting…well, I don’t know yet.
I dug up about 2.5 tons of fucking bermuda grass.
I mulched all the transplanted plants.
And then I came inside and collapsed. If it’s not raining or freezing next Monday, I’ll finish my Three Day Birthday Weekend with a day of gardening and seed buying.
And now, as promised yesterday, the Herb Garden list for 2006…
French Tarragon: The plants I put in last year got fried by the summer sun. They may come back this spring, but I’m planting more anyway.
Basil: I’ll plant lots of Genovese, a bit of Thai and maybe some Cinnamon Basil. The Genovese will almost all go for pesto sauce.
Chives: Actually, I’ve already got a nice chive patch, so this year I’ll plant some Garlic Chives.
Sage: I’ve always had trouble growing culinary sage. It is very sensitive to humidity caused by overwatering, plus, bugs love it. But what the fuck, I’ll try again.
Parsely: I’ve already got Flat Leaf growing, but I’ll plant some Curly Leaf later on.
Dill: I’m thinking about 3 plants should do it…for seeds, dill weed cuttings and plants for butterflies.
That’s it…most of my herbs (Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Fennel, Marjoram, Sage, Lemon Verbena) are perennials, so I don’t need to plant them. I might find a few more exotic herbs, but the ones I listed are definitely on the list.
And now…dinner, courtesy of My Sweet Little Mango Chutney Of Passion.