02 June 2014

the herb garden





mint, everywhere... and cilantro sprouts, too

the garden

his favorite

sunflowers, anyone?

Ever since we dragged an old hay rake out of our woods several years ago, Kaylo has wanted to use one of the wheels for an herb garden.  The hay rake ended up as scrap metal, but we kept both wheels for him to use.  This harsh winter killed most of my herbs, with the exceptions being chives and comfrey.  It seemed like a great year to start over with the garden.
We wheeled it over (those old metal wheels are heavy!) and he laid the bricks and transplanted the chives and the volunteer chamomile sprouts (which tend to be some of the first sprouts every spring).
When we bought our tomato and pepper plants, we picked up some more thyme, oregano, marjoram, sage, and a new one for us--cumin!  He also chose a few flowers to plant around the wheel.  
We have a lot of volunteer plants in this garden--mint spreads throughout it, cilantro, dill and chamomile are popping up everywhere, but the main one is sunflowers.  So.Many.Sunflowers.  
I used to hate to pull them.  I didn't have the heart to do it.  But by late July, the garden was completely covered by sunflowers.  
For the past couple of years, I transplant them as many places as I can and give them to neighbors and friends.  We have more than ever this year, so I have given up a large area of my garden to them.  Don't get me wrong--I love sunflowers...I'm just running out of places to put them all!  

1 comment:

  1. Looks awesome and what a great use for the old wheels.


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