how does your garden grow?


Before I tackle the mountain of Legos that has accumulated in the corner of our living room, I wanted to show you the bit of progress I've made the last couple of weeks in the vegetable/cutting garden.

I am way late in getting my seeds in this year because time just got a way from me and before I knew it May was upon us and then scooted right on by.  Lucky for me nature took over during my absence and reseeded a few tomato plants and plenty of wildflowers.

Feeling ever so grateful and not wanting to mess with moving anything mother nature so graciously gifted me, I decided to just go with it and organize the rest of my seeding and planting around it.

I cleared out the raised bed area and decided to stack the two low beds into one deeper raised planter and I really like it.  I literally threw in dozens of small packets of wildflowers, a couple of rows of radishes, some basil, cilantro and parsley, watered it all in and am now crossing my fingers that some of it grows.

I added a few marigold seeds around the base of the tomato plants and tucked cilantro into any shady open area I found.

Sweet Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist sent me a few of her magic fairy tale pumpkin seeds that I pushed into the ground in few different spots of the garden.

At this point I will be overjoyed with whatever decides to join the party this year.  We are fortunate here in Southern California to get another shot at gardening in the later part of fall for plenty of winter and early spring harvesting.

So how is your garden growing this year?

xo, Patty


  1. This must be your second crop of spring? We are just now planting, (still hoping and waiting for that basil to sprout!) and you have had great weather for ages. I love volunteer plants, it's always kind of fun to let them grow and know I didn't have to do a thing to get them there :>)

  2. We've had so much rain I've barely had a chance to even go out and see what's growing and what's not! The roses do not like how waterlogged they've been.

  3. Patty, I like the rich dirt in your boxbeds. The yellow flowers are pretty. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. Your garden looks so pretty and I love that you have had plants grown naturally. I love it when that happens. It is like a little surprise present in your garden. Really enjoyed reading your blog post.

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  6. I'm curious if you are on water restrictions as well. Redding has to drop 36 percent. My community is at 25 percent. So far we're doing okay. Letting the lawn die really helps, so I can water what I do want to keep which are our trees, flowers, herbs, and a few vegetables.

  7. I am jealous. I did not get a single thing in my garden this year....just depending on what I did last year with perennials. You are lucky to have a growing season like you do. xo Diana

  8. It already looks lovely. Marigolds always look so cheerful.

  9. I love it, Patty. There is NOTHING like watching a garden grow.



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