Gardening and plants in general have been a big part of our lives for a long time . . . – it’s the one thing that is hard to give up. This is the first time in 10 years that we have not had an organic garden with out own home grown veggies – So we have a few things that we can carry with us, and I’m sure that these will change and expand with time. but here’s the current garden population:
A fold up picnic table came with Ms. Lucy. A perfect place to set up a little potted garden! Thanks to the PO who left it for us. On far right rear, you can just see a larger Pothos.The Pothos is about 20 years old and has been cut back so many times! Pothos is so easy to grow, and will out up with very little light or water for long periods of time. It’s also one of the best plants to have in a closed environment because ii helps to purify indoor air – great for an RV!!
Wanted to try a couple of the seeds we had saved from last years Fara Bean crop. – They have really taken off in the cooler weather and there are approx. 15 to 20 blossoms that will turn into more favas in another 6 weeks!
Here is one of my favorites. STEVIA,a natural sweetener with ZERO calories. I pick a few leaves and throw them into my green tea when I brew it for the day. No nasty after taste and no ugly side effects like some artificial sweeteners. Picking a few leaves a day encourages more new growth!!
OK – you can’t eat them, but they sure do make you feel g ood when you look at them!
These Meter Lemons were grown from seeds. They have a sweeter and more floral taste than other lemons and can even have a slightly orange tint. They also have very thin skins, making them difficult to transport and store. Very easy to grow in containers from seed, and usually begin fruiting after the 4th year. One tree has 5 to 15 lemons per season and when indoors will blossom and fruit 2 times per year if given en ough sunshine.
Mediterranean Bay Laurels is the source of the bay leaf used in cooking. Under the simpler name “laurel,” Laurus nobilis figures prominently in classical Greek, Roman, and Biblical culture. These were rooted and grown from cutting. In Italy, these are grown in pots outside of restaurants.
- Tastes so good in veggies! Again grown from seed.Needs to be trimmed to encourage more growth.
This sage was grown from seed in organic potting soil It’s leaves are enormous, some longer than 8″, and fresh sage is so different from the dried powdered kind you use in the Thanksgiving dressing.