Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 1: Garden Startin’
The worst part of gardening are the pesky mosquitos that just love attacking me and feasting on my delicious, clean blood… and other buggies who eat my harvest. This year I have employed fragrant herbs to deter and repel those killjoys. These herbs will be surrounding my raised bed. Not only will these herbs push them away, each serves an additional purpose. I will report on their efficacy as the season continues.
I also cleared a space in the yard to plant Giant Sunflowers from seed, sowed right into the soil. I love sunflowers, as many do. They are nature’s yellow happy faces. Cross your fingers that these babies sprout tall and strong. Based on the Farmers Almanac, I officially started the garden this weekend. Rainbow chard and a rainbow mix of beets seeds went in.