Here’s just a quick walk through of what we’re trying to grow this time around.
I have a bunch of herbs in pots on the deck. This mint plant looks like it wants to take over the world. What else can I do with mint besides make drinks? I have a LOT of mint. Perhaps making my own mint chocolate chip ice cream is going to be in order…
Here’s a little pot of thyme. Perfect for winter soups, and perhaps for reinventing a vegetarian version of Stove Top Stuffing.
Some tricolor sage. I love the pink and purple tones.
A little pot of parsley that isn’t doing so well. Is parsley not a fan of cold weather? It seems less hardly than all the other herbs.
Tiny Tuscan kale seedlings.
Which will one day (theoretically) grow to the size of these crazy kale trees our garden has managed to spawn.
This is a Brussels sprouts seedling, but at the moment it’s virtually indistinguishable from the broccoli and cauliflower plants. We’re growing those too, but they all look like this right now.
And finally we have some little pea plants, climbing up their trellis.
We’ve had some serious problems with slugs, that we’ve hopefully laid to rest with a combination of coffee grounds and saucers of beer. I’m optimistic that all our little plants can bounce back, but we’re still trying to work out what they need in terms of sunlight and water. Fingers crossed, I’ll be eating my own Brussels sprouts and broccoli this winter!