These are the second round of mesculn plants I planted and a few leaves from my wild flowers are peeking up from the bottom of the picture. We have three different kinds of lettuce on the borders & a nice little row of carrots in the middle. (Photo above)
This is the second garden patch I started working on. Unfortunately I did not work the dirt as well as the other side. The land was very dry and had hardpacked dirt a few feet underneath the top layer. It had a harder time, but still grew. In the container is a yellow bell pepper plant that my neighbor gave to me, I also have garlic along the edge, mesculn– I found with these plants that the mustard grows first and abundance!! You can see that it is starting to sprout (grow flower bulbs) but I like it. With the bee population dying off I’m all for extra flowers! Plus, I love the smell. Around the mesculn, in a rectangle, you can see the beginnings of wild flowers, a few weeds (cause hey! they’re just plants that we get without paying for the seeds ;) and I still don’t know what those yellow ones are. You see, I planted basil, peppers, parsley, and lavender in that area, but everything in this garden was grown from seed, directly into the dirt. And I used very little store-bought dirt or of my own compost (mostly because there was simply not enough ready when I was planting). I tried to do mounds, but between watering the plants, and my dog thinking it was a new special area I had made just for him, a lot of my seeds got scattered. Here we are 3 or so months later, and I’m seeing parsley, basil and what I think are lavender and pepper plants popping up all “down shore” from the other garden.