New blooms are popping in the veggie bed bringing in the pollinators. Bees are buzzing and the first butterflies of the season have been flitting through the flowers.
Herbs for kitchen use as well as to attract butterflies have been growing from seeds planted during December. Rue, dill and flat leaf parsley are all yummy food for Black Swallowtail caterpillars.
Blue basil has been growing and blooming. Purple flowers and stems make this herb as beautiful as it is flavorful.
More flowers to attract bees have been planted along the perimeter of the veggie bed.
These eggplants are still going from the fall garden. Wonder how long they will keep growing and producing? The winter only slowed production a little bit.
Four tomato plants were set into their final containers this past week.
They will gradually acclimate to the warm weather and full sun.
The container veggie bed may not be large enough to sustain all our vegetable needs, but it is a lot of fun to grow and harvest what we can comfortably accommodate.
The weather is sunny and warm, the flowers, herbs and vegetables are growing and blooming. I think it's SPRING!