GARDENING! It’s nearly Spring, and I can’t wait to get back into the garden! Of course, I have to clean up the doggie nuisances that she buried in the snow (!) and that are thawing out – ew. Then I have to get rid of a rusty chair, tie up my yew bushes, and get some more plants to put in the ground. Plant it green side up. Plant it green side up. Plant it green side up.

So, what shall I plant green side up?

1. Cherry tomatoes

2. Pear tomatoes

3. Roma tomatoes (sensing a theme?)

4. Green bell peppers

5. Some sweet peppers of some other kind, and maybe a hot plant for my husband

6. Green chard

7. Ruby or rainbow chard

8. Garlic

9. Onions

10. Genovese basil

11. Marjoram or oregano

12. Opal basil

13. Snap dragons

What? I know I can’t eat them, but they’re my favorite flower next to gladiolus! I live in the city and have no back yard. We installed a five by ten above-ground planter a few years ago and I do French intensive gardening. It works for me. Can’t wait to have some land and a BIG garden! Pumpkins, squash, potatoes, an orchard… But for now, mine your acre of diamonds.

Dig it!

15 thoughts on “Thursday 13: Plants!

  1. Paige Tyler says:

    Great list! We so don’t have green thumbs! LOL!


    My TT is at

  2. Well, if you manage to grow the chard, let me know. I’ll dig up a recipe for an Italian treat for you called ‘erbazzone’ which uses it. It’s seriously yummah!

    Happy TT! 🙂

  3. OOOOH! Yus! I’d love recipes. We have lots of chard every year.

  4. Sasha Devlin says:

    I’m coming over (and will bring wine)…we’ll make pico and bruschetta from your garden.

  5. I landscaped a huge chunk of my yard and then got tired of taking care of it. Perennials aren’t all I thought they would be but I still enjoy the riot of coneflowers every summer. We finally turned the back over to grass. ~blush~ I do miss garden fresh tomatoes, though. Thanks for this inspiring list. Perhaps it’s time to get back to the dirt. Green side up, heh…

  6. Alice Audrey says:

    For a minute there my mind translated “snapdragons” into “gingersnaps”. Made for an interesting bush. 🙂

  7. I going to start with Lettuce and potatoes. Cause I have a black thumb and I hear those two are easy. LOL.

  8. Great list!

    *sighs* If only I had a green thumb.

    I’d love to grow:
    – Green Onions
    – Cilantro
    – Cherry Tomatoes
    – Garlic
    – Basil
    – Lettuce

    But I’m a little afraid, heh! I kill 50% of most house plants. And what I don’t kill in the garden, I fear the rabbits would get to ’em.

  9. LOL. Green side up – *that’s* what I’ve been doing wrong! Srsly, tho, I wish I had a garden – yours sounds yummy! I love Snapdragons, too. 🙂

  10. Elise Logan says:

    If only I had a sunny patch….

    I plant..trees. and more trees. We have lots of trees.

  11. We’re picking the last of our tomatoes and other things in the garden. According to our weather people summer is officially over in NZ. The sun doesn’t agree. It’s gonna be another hot day.

  12. Stephanie says:

    I love planting veggies. I could live off tomatoes during the spring and summer. LOL Happy Thursday!

  13. Ella Drake says:

    This is similar to my list, but I haven’t tried to grow chard. I’ve wanted to since it’s so pretty in the garden. Maybe this year.

  14. Bryn says:

    oh, that sounds great! We only grow flowers. There are like, 3 rabbits per square foot in our front yard…I don’t know what the freaking deal is!

  15. Heather says:

    You lost me with all the tomatoes. My sensitive mouth doesn’t like them. My ideal garden (if I had room) would include carrots, green beans, broccoli, zucchini and brussels sprouts. I like a lot of the veggies most people don’t, and dislike what most people like, LOL.

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