into pots

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Our seedling tomato plants were bulging at the seams of their tiny plugs, so Zia and I repotted them into four tubs. I’m not sure how long the tubs will hold them, but at least they have room to spread out, and we can still drag them in and out of doors. I’ve heard our last frost is in June up here…so we may be growing tomatoes indoors for a while.

We also started some herbs–oregano, basil, tarragon, caraway, coriander, parsley, savory, onions. Can you tell I love herbs? I do wish I had thyme seeds, one of my favorites. But I’ll pick up a packet…I still have time. šŸ™‚

I started this peppermint from one tiny clipping a few months ago, and it’s finally taking off. People are always complaining abut how peppermint takes over and spreads like crazy. I don’t think I would care if my whole yard were peppermint…I love it. Those are tiny basil sprouts around it. I’ll replant some around my tomato plants when they get a little bigger, to boost the flavor.

My girl was a big help. She had her own shovel and worked like mad, and kept saying what great gardeners we are. I hope she’s right. I’m a little tentative about this mountain climate and the shortness of the growing season. But the truth is, I love to grow little sprouting things and get all dirty, whether or not I get a bumper crop out of my efforts. It’s kind of like raising kids, you know…you do it for the pure joy of it.

6 Responses to “into pots”

  1. mom and dad says on :

    hi honeeeee………hadn’t had time to check out the blog for awhile = AWESOME!!!! BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!!!!!WASN’T SURE WHICH OF THE GUYS WITH THE BLUE BALLOON WAS DAVID…………….:):):):) just kidding šŸ™‚ the band pictures brought back many good memories – and k-bob looks just like his dad ( and his voice is just the seame, too) and lil Zia is getting so big and is very beautiful!!! A very pretty little girl…..dad thinks bebee is a lil boy – my garden is coming alive, too and FINALLY a really nice beautiful warm day!!!! luv u guys/mom

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Mom,
    Wish I could see your garden! I am sure it is so pretty. I want to grow lavender here but I’m not sure how it would do…guess I can only try! We miss you…tell dad he has a 50-50 chance of being right about a baby boy!

  3. NgoFamilyFarm says on :

    Fun! Fun! Fun! I love how you describe parenting and gardening for the pure joy of it. That’s so beautiful. Terragon grows like a weed here – I bet yours will, too šŸ™‚
    -Jaime

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Jaime, I hope it does grow like wild–I would love to have a yard full of herbs!

  5. mom and dad says on :

    hi honeeee………..you are sooo funny!!!! – 50/50 chance šŸ™‚ i had planted 4 little lavender plants and they grew like a hedge. i took them out last year and i have 1 little plant growing wild – so it takes over pretty much – have a very nice day/luv u/mom

  6. mountain girl says on :

    Hmm…I’ll have to try lavender. I started one from a root (I sent away for) in Kansas City, and I think it completely died…so disappointing. Maybe it was too humid for it there. Too humid for me, that’s for sure! šŸ™‚

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