This year I finally broke down and said I was tired of trying to start herbs from seed and I was going to just buy perennials at the store and divide them later as the need arises. I had such good luck with my lemon balm I wanted to see what else I could try. I tried Thyme, Rosemary, Mint, and Oregano. I didn't realize how well they would do in their own bed, nor did I realize that when they are happy they like to spread. Here is a pic of my mint as of about 2 weeks ago it has grown to about twice this size since
So aside from that, the garden up date is: 60lbs of potatoes this year. I still have about 5 more plants in the ground that looked good so I am letting them grow a little longer, but so far it is 60 lbs potatoes. For my calculations it comes out to about .34 lb. Not bad. It isn't as good as 2 years ago when I got about twice that, but considering it got so hot so fast, and something got my plants( I think), then it isn't too bad at all. I still came out ahead of buying them at the store so I am happy. They are beautiful potatoes though. I love red potatoes and that is what these are. Once the potatoes were up I planted more corn. I would like to be able to get enough corn to can quite a few pints. Broccoli is done and I have ended up with about 12lbs of that in my freezer so my calculations on that are .66lb and that is without the waste you would normally end up buying if you got it at the store so happy there as well. Blueberries are starting to come in. I figure I will be able to pick about a quart by Friday. Looking forward to that. Last year I got about 35lbs. I would love to get at least that this year as well. I was pleased to find three little baby blueberry bushes that had come off the mother bush. They have since been clipped from mama but they are still planted and mulched in her shadow. Once they go dormant in the fall I will move them to where their new home will be. Hmmmmm where will that be? I have to think about this. So aside from all that life is great. I have my worries like anyone else, but my main thing is to remember God is in charge and He knows the plans for me; numbers the hairs on my head, my name is written in His hand. He will never leave me or forsake me. He is forever faithful. With a friend and heavenly father like that how can I fear. I hope you guys have a really blessed day.