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Monday, April 29, 2013

Harvest, Tomato Box, Parsley, Lovage & Band


I am still harvesting spinach and lettuce.  The lettuce is finally growing to be a more decent size but the spinach is going to seed.  Boo hoo!  This reminds me that one needs to eat in season. 



I saw this heavy cardboard box in Aldi's and I thought hmmmmmm!
I brought it home and planted lettuces, spinach and radishes in it.  When it disintegrates it will improve my soil there.



I planted a small patch of parsley here.  I have a small patch elsewhere from last year and I think parsley is good to eat two years in a row but this will add to it and be good to harvest next year also.



My friend's daughter gave me this starter of brunnera last year.  It is a cheery welcome of blue in the spring!



My lovage is growing nicely.  Does anyone else grow lovage and how do you use yours???



I am enjoying the tinkle of my new chimes!



Doesn't every gardener feel this way!!!!! 



We  had our spring band concert yesterday. I am in the second row. There was an article in the paper about it.  This is not a current picture as we had our long black dresses on yesterday! If you would like to read the newspaper article here is the site.


And  this is the video of one of the songs from a previous concert. 

There is never enough time, energy or health to get done all I want to do!  My "wonderful gardener" does a great job of helping me but I could use two or three more "wonderful gardeners"!!!!!! Any volunteers!!!!!

25 comments:

Daphne said...

I'm guessing that my spinach will go to seed in mid May. It has been a really nice spring here once it started. Last year we had way too much heat and everything bolted quickly.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, I am thinking about planting some in a pot and moving it into the shade when the hot days come. Strange weather. We are suppose to hit low 80's tomorrow! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Bernideen said...

I enjoyed my visit here!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen, I am glad you enjoyed your visit. All I need now is a table and pretty tea cups and tea pots in my garden! Come again! Nancy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Who wouldn't like a couple gardeners LOL. I don't even know what lovage is, much less what to do with it...I am going to Google it now! Wow,you are so multi talented! I know what you mean, so many things we would love to do and not enough time to do it!

Carol

Shawn Ann said...

Ha ha, my husband told me I needed a farm hand yesterday! He does help me a lot, and I think this is one of the busiest parts of the season, getting it all in the ground! Great idea with your box!

I have LOTS of corn to get planted today. My garden list is so long too, as you well know for yourself!

Connie said...

Our garden looks wonderful and what a great use of that box . . . smart thinking. It must be lovely making music with such a large group of musicians.
I am back from my trip and I had a wonderful time. Lots of family fun with my two granddaughters, and although my daughter had her head buried in her books most of the time, we did have some great time to visit, too. When I left she was caught up with all her studies and feeling fresh and ready to take on the world, again. God blessed us all in many wonderful ways, this week. Thank you for your sweet comment, you're a good friend.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Carol, Jack of all trades and master of none I guess! Lovage had a celery taste and I use mine in soups but I am sure there must be a lot of other uses. Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Shawn Ann, I am sure you are much busier than I am even as you plant more! I need to find somewhere to put a few seeds of corn! lol Happy Gardening! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Connie, I am glad you had a wonderful trip! Yes, playing with the band is fun but also lots of work as I learned to play my flute in my 50's. Wonderful tour of those homes you posted! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Kathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Your garden is gorgeous and lucky you to be harvesting and enjoying already. I can't wait for those mixed greens - yum!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Lovely fresh veggies in season,can't beat it. good idea with the box too.

Vicki said...

Hi, Nancy! Great job on your band concert! Your garden is really coming along. I have never heard of lovage before. Sounds like something I would call one of my kids. :) I love your wind chime and stepping stone!

Hope you are having a wonderful week.

:)Vicki

Bama Girl said...

Hi Nancy! That was a very clever way to compost an Aldi box! I've heard of lovage but I'm not sure how to use it. The weather is still a bit windy to untie my chimes but your look lovely! Yes, I feel the same as the stone says! I bet the concert was fun! Glad you are such a talented lady! I agree, we never have enough of those things to accomplish all we desire! I would love to have more help at times as well! Blessings from Bama!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Vicki, Thanks! I think Lovage would be a good child's name!! Thank you for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathy, I think the name of your blog is so cute! Loving it when we start getting fresh veggies from the garden, don't you! Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Bama Girl, I don't know how well the Aldi's box will work but thought I would give it a try! Not sure how talented I am but playing music is good for the brain I hear!!! Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Jeanette, Somehow I missed your post. It is always more tasty to eat your own home grown veggies fresh from the garden! Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my dress form opportunity...We will see where it goes and goodness I would never give up blogging!

Carol

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

You are such a talented lady and your spring garden is so nice! The only thing I planted back in late Feb. was some spring onions. They are all ready to pick and enjoy in salads, etc. now. Have a sweet weekend.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Lynn, Not really talented! Just a dappler!!! Your ahead of me on the onions! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! Nancy

Audrey said...

Hi Nancy ... you are a very clever gardener and everything looks so neat.
Thanks for visiting Timeless Treasures. Hope you will visit often.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.

emilysincerely said...

HO your lettuce and spinach loot fantastic. Mine went to see about 3 weeks ago. I do not have any lovage planted. It is one of those things on my list.... long list and just like you said never enough time to get it all done it seems. I too wouldn't mind a few more garden helpers! Love your chime and garden stone - nice message on it.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, I don't know about clever but I am a persistent gardener!! I will be back to visit your blot again and again. Thanks for visiting me! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Emily, I do love my greens but I don't know how much longer I will have spinach! I wish you were close enough I could give you a starter of lovage from mine! Thanks for stopping by! Nancy