I also squashed many many many of these bugs on our patio & then covered them with a rock & an apple blossom. ( each was green inside, by the way)
Point it, I love gardens & all the things that go with them. Except for the worms, and grubs & potato bugs & basically anything alive that moves or wiggles..
ANYWAY! Since we've moved to this house we started with a small garden & have expanded it to be about 5 by 3.5 feet. Since we rent we try to keep it small so we dont have to patch alot of the grass back when we move.
I went to the garden store with my mama this Sunday & got all sorts of good stuff.
Check it out-
I decided to plant alone this year. I really was needing some *me* time. Our neighbor, Bob was mowing & his grand kids were visiting & little Miss was standing there staring shyly at me.
I smile & waved & she excitedly waved back. I kept about my business thinking "ah crap.." to myself & when she smiled at me again I said "Do you want to help me?"
Duh, YES! She sprang over. Her little brother said "I wanna watch!" so I had Mike send Andy out to help me out too.
We started small, by planting some rosemary in a big pot, something I thought she could easily do, but sure enough.. It was going to be harder than that to shake the munchkins!!
The 4 of us raked, dug, waters, "broke up the roots" and tasted all the herbs together as we planted our herb garden first...
After a brief struggle over the hose & Andy apparently trying gum for the first time ( which I have NO idea where THAT went @@) I realized I still couldn't shake the squirts.
This is when my favorite moment happened.
I walked away from the herb section to grab some more tools for the kids & I heard "Hey Andy, do you like your mom? Yeah? Is she nice? I like your mom. I think shes REALLY nice."
I turned my head & smiled as I pretended not to hear while I thought "Ah crap.. now I DO want a daughter." Then the boys played while my new buddy & I hopped inside the garden & started to plant.
In all we planted-
-Cabbage (just cause I want to see if I can grow it this time around!)
-Tomatoes ( golden pear, mountain spring & patio)
-Onions ( I seriously just randomly grabbed a few b/c I had no idea how onions grew & wanted to see for myself!!!)
-Boston lettuce ( my FAVE)
-All the herbs listed above
-Lemon Verbana ( I accidently weeded my old plant, oops!)
Cabbage & cauliflower.
I am the type of gardner who plants alot of crap, waters it & then learns what I can & can not to do produce a return from said garden.
I planted watermelon last year & it died with in days.
I planted cantaloupe the year before & just kept waiting for it to look like a cantaloupe I'd see in the store..it eventually just rotted. Oops.
I picked Pineapple Sage because when you rub the leaves, it gives of a pineapple essence. Its drool worthy. I will likely never use it for anything other than huffing for my own pleasure but YUM none the less!!!
I picked cabbage because.. its big, and it looks cool. And I have all of one recipe which uses cabbage in it.
I picked cauliflower because I LOVE mashed non-potatoes.
I do zucchini every year b/c I LOVE zucchini pasta & zucchini bread! (Wow..thats a weird work if you type/say/spell it alot huh???)
I did beans because last year I literally got TWO damn beans & this year I WILL make them work.
Tomatoes, I do every year.
Basil= Fresh Pesto.
Parsley= Parsley Pesto
Chives.. um, I have no idea but we've just always had them in our yard since I was a kid....
I am excited to see what works out this year!!!
Do you plant a garden?? Tell me what you do, or WOULD plant if you had a garden of your own!!! =0)
PS- I single handedly put asparagus bugs on the extinct list. Oops!