Garden Plans

It’s day 3 of our annual spring welcoming storm, and it looks like we have 2 more days of cloudy weather to go.   That’s the bad news.

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The good news is that it looks like we’re going to have a nice weekend again, so hopefully I’ll get to plant some herbs in my herb garden.  I love having fresh herbs to cook with in the spring & summer.  Typically basil and oregano grow like weeds here, but I also like having rosemary (if I can keep it from drying out and/or drowning to death), thyme, sage, & parsley.

I usually try to grow tomatoes and peppers too, but end up fighting the birds for the fruit, so I don’t know if I’ll plant them this year.  Maybe I’ll just rely on our local farmer’s markets.  There’s nothing better than a fresh vine ripe tomato.  Mmmm.

One thing I get to enjoy year-round though is green onions.  Did you know that when you buy green onions at the store, if you leave most of the white part with the roots, and cut just into the green, you can plant the root part and it will grow?  I’ve done this now with several bunches of onions, and while not all of them will grow, about half will if I do it soon after I purchased them from the store.   I now have a nice bunch of green onions that produce for me pretty much year round if we don’t get any severe freezes.  Whenever I need a couple of tablespoons for cooking, I just head outside with the kitchen shears and cut off a few “leaves”.  They taste so much brighter in your recipes when they’re fresh from the garden.

Anyway, there was a short break in the rain this morning where I was able to take Buddy for a 15 minute walk in the neighborhood.  I really could just use a good run though.  Today I’ll probably head to the mall again at lunch so I can at least stretch my legs and keep moving.

 

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