Ladybug in the Parsley
It’s spring planting time, and I’m going to give this another shot. After several months of manure and rain, plus the presence of my new best friends, the earthworms, I decided that I would plant again.
A few weeks ago I planted string beans. As you can see below, they’ve gotten a good start. Last week, we sowed seeds for radishes, beets, two kinds of squash, tomatoes, and cantaloupe. I set out new plants of basil, lemon thyme, and Italian oregano. The two Italian parsley plants that I put out last August are still thriving, and this afternoon I noticed that they were nearly three feet high. These parsleys have become the home of a number of ladybugs which, like the earthworms, tell me that life is returning to the backyard.
So in a couple of months, God willing and if the rains stay steady, I’ll be harvesting again. If not, I’m going to toss out some grass seed and call it quits.
String beans and radish sprouts
More radish sprouts
Lori G (c) 2010
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