I am sitting outside in our backyard upstate as I write this. It has been a glorious weekend, weather wise. Just spectacular!!
I should be riding my bike right now, but my body hurts too much from all the gardening yesterday. What happened? Gardening reaches muscles you forgot about for a year, even if you work out regularly, as I do. Honest. My father used to say, “It’s tough to get old, Mare.”
So here is my herb garden. I was so excited to see that my Italian parsley made it through the winter, as it’s an annual. Even my English thyme looks like it’s coming back. The chives, sage, mint, sorrel, and oregano are all in good shape. I planted sweet basil and some lettuces and weeded everything else.
And here are my tomatoes and nasturtiums. Yet to buy – tarragon, rosemary and arugula – next weekend.
Now I have to put covers on them before heading back to the city as it still gets really cold here at night.