Hello friends and family!
Please excuse my absence but it's been planting time here in the South! Finally! Let me show you what we've been up too.
It all began with these....This year we purchased two three tier raised garden beds off Amazon. With the heat in the south in June, July, August into September and my body if we were going to have a garden this year there was no way I was going to be able to plant in the ground. It's just way too much on me physically this year so I decided everything is going into raised beds and pots. Below is my husband who lovingly filled the beds with the beautiful rich soil we purchased from a local nursery.
Once the beds and pots were filled the fun began. Let me give you a small tour. I am doing companion gardening this year to try and keep pests away as much as possible. In some of the beds and the most of the pots I have planted Tomato plants along with Basil. This combination I am told confuses the ever relentless green horn tomato worm because they don't like the smell of the basil so they slink off away. I also put a marigold in each which also helps with pests as well.
In the top tier of the beds we have two tomato plants, two basil plants, one brussel sprout plant in each and marigolds. In the second tier we have marigolds, lunch box peppers, green peppers and banana peppers. In the bottom tier we have marigolds and my husband wanted to try lettuce even though I told him it's too hot for lettuce he insisted on planting them so, sometimes in marriage even though you know the outcome you keep your mouth shut and let it be. *laughs*....
These pots down here have a marigold and sugar snap peas
Unfortunately as my Kale is growing big and beautiful it seems the white fly has moved in and is beginning to strip my leaves. So tonight I am setting out to spray the plants with Neem Oil to get rid of them before they eat my whole crop