Sweet Peas, Veggies and Herbs!

First of all, thank you, thank you for all of your wonderful suggestions yesterday about what to do with the Green Monster! I’m newly energized and I’m  working hard on pulling that area together. I was feeling quite overwhelmed before I asked for your help.  Hopefully I’ll be able to share a photo of our progress soon. It’s such a shady, private spot. I love to sit there for a minute first thing in the morning or when we take a break during the day. It’s going to be a little oasis in our oasis.

Here’s an update on how things are going out in the garden this week:

The sweet peas are almost ready!

Here’s a beautiful post about sweet peas that  AmySue at A Healthy Life for Me wrote last week


Her recipes and photos are wonderful!

The basil and tomatoes are coming along (notice that the bunny food/poop grass is still trying to surface). I decided to try  salt marsh hay as mulch this year to retain moisture and keep weeds and wilt away. We’ll see how it goes. I’d better get cages around those tomato plants soon.

I planted  few red cabbage plants in this  extra space and we’re enjoying the lettuce. Better get it while we can because lettuce is happiest in cool weather, once it gets hot it will bolt and be gone! The zucchini has settled in nicely and I planted a treat just beyond the lettuce… zinnias to cut and enjoy in August

Lemon balm, thyme and lavender…

And here’s our first purple coneflower blossom of the season! There will be many more to come..

It’s very rainy here  but it’s supposed to clear up over the next few days. Perfect weather for growing everything!

Thanks for stopping!

Enjoy Everything today!




  1. Little Sis says:

    Everything looks great. Our peas are all done for the year, and I miss them terribly… Hoping to do a fall crop this year.


    1. thank you! I haven’t planted them before and they’ve been a fun addition. I’m thinking about adding some pole beans in that spot when their done?


      1. Little Sis says:

        That’s usually how I do it – or cucumbers. Both the peas and the beans will improve the soil, so I try to spread the love a bit and put them in different spots if I can.


  2. AmySue says:

    Peas look great! Sadly mine are almost at their end 😦 Thanks for the ping back! It was a beautiful day here in Cincinnati, 50 in the morning with a high of only 79, blue skies and white fluffy clouds all day. Hopefully all that wonderful weather heads your way!!


    1. Your so welcome! I’m sorry I’m late in replying, we did get your good weather today, it’s beautiful now and is supposed to be great all weekend.


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