We gave up! It’s ridiculous how many years we tried to grow tomatoes, basil and the like. The tomatoes never ripened and the basil just hated it here. We just don’t have enough sun.
So, we plugged some logs with edible mushroom spawn (click the link and be amazed then order “Mycelium Running” by Paul Stamets and completely freak out.), seeded our cold frames with leafy greens, and kept what grew back from last year. Surprisingly, our hops poked their heads up early and kept going! They grow high enough to get that afternoon sun the ground never sees.
So our decks are spilling with shady wonders like begonia, corsican mint, thyme and sweet woodruff. I have also started an obsession with clematis. So far, so good! As long as the wood rats don’t clip the vines and steal the flowers to decorate their nests, or other such mischief…
Sorry, no pics of the devistated tomatoes. It’s just too painful yet.
Our friend Careen gave us this awesome pot that she made, already loaded with little tiny daffodils. What a nice surprise this spring.
Check out her other beautiful work at Cathouse Clay.
So excited to start the container garden. Welcome back, green.