Rosemary fingers

I rearranged our herb garden this afternoon and I love how the scents of mint, rosemary, and oregano lingered on my fingers. Warm temperatures made it another perfect day for gardening. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was enjoying the scents of fresh herbs on our fingers. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!…

Making planting plans

Every year Mama and I try to learn from our previous year’s garden and make it better. We’ve been talking for a while about which crops will make the cut this year. Today the rain finally stopped and we went outside and re-measured our garden box dimensions, so we could draw up this map of…

Nighttime watering

After a big day yesterday, Mama and I needed to rest for much of the day, but we enjoyed watering our garden tonight. The star jasmine smells particularly sweet and crisp in the evenings, and we like to see the cool shadows the plants make on the fence. Today’s #OneGoodThing was nighttime watering with Mama! Day 178 of…

Radish emerging!

We recently planted our vegetable garden by seed and today the first tiny green plant emerged! No surprise that it was a radish. Mama is over the moon about watching it grow, and that’s today’s #OneGoodThing! Day 91 of 365. And Day 822 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 1 year ago today: Smells like Mema…

Planting season begins

Mama and I finished preparing our giant, raised garden box for this summer’s crop today — and we started planting too! After re-staining the wood recently, we added arches to support a shade cloth. Then we added more soil and used landscaping twine to outline areas for different plants. Since we will be planting mostly…

Growing chocolate mint

Mama and I both adore chocolate mint — in any and all forms. But tonight, we picked out a new chocolate mint plant for our herb garden! Chocolate mint leaves make wonderful tea. It smells so good that I’m also considering infusing it into something — vodka or a simple syrup, perhaps. If you’ve got…

New peach tree and a composter

The warm winter sun feels more like spring and has put us in the mood to be in our garden! Today we finished assembling our tumbling composter; Mama and I were thrilled to nearly fill up one side and start making our own quality soil for the garden we’re planning! We’ve named the composter ‘Darth.’…