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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mary Mary quite contrary... does your garden grow?

with Yellow Squash

Green Bell Pepper

and Jalapenos all in a row {ok that's it for the rhyme :) }



Roma Tomatoes

Early Pick Tomatoes

Basil and Cilantro in pots on the screen porch

Quite a big difference from only doing tomatoes and basil last year (and the basil not surviving transplant hence starting them in pots). So far everything seems to be okay despite some very strong winds we have been having here in NC recently.

I love my bigger garden area and that it has a drip system from our backyard renovation! This year should be a good experimenting year to see what grows well here in Charlotte.

What are you planting this season? Where does everyone else keep their potted herbs - outside? screen porch? inside? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Linking up to these parties:


  1. Good for you!! I cant believe your weather is that good...we had snow yesterday!! Thanks for entering the giveaway - Ill keep my fingers crossed for ya!! I am about to give you a virtual scolding so get have to add your email address to your profile. It makes it MUCH easier for bloggers to respond to your comments without having to come hunt you down. Just a little tip to get you more traffic! :) I can't wait to see what comes of your garden...for now I am keeping it all!!

  2. Thanks for the tip... I added my blog email address to my profile! Boo for snow... hope you get some warm weather soon!!

  3. Looks awesome! I hope you get a huge return on all that hard work!

  4. Awesome Emily! I really need to try a garden again. The first year we were married we had some herbs, okra (ick), and watermellon (my dad grew up on a farm and they grew the first seedless watermellon in the states there... so its in the genes)... but the watermellon took over our yard and we haven't tried anything since... lol.

  5. I'm jealous. We can't plant tomatoes (or pretty much anything else)here (Utah) until after Mother's day.

    I'd love it if you linked up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty 101

    Hope to see your amazing ideas soon!

  6. Wow looks great, good luck with all your veggies!!!

  7. I'm jealous!! I want to plant a garden, but don't seem to know what the heck I'm doing! haha! Thanks for coming by Sassy Sites and linking up. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Don't forget to enter the giveaways...


  8. Looks good. I grow my herbs in my greenhouse and out in the garden itself. This year I am going to try to do a pallet garden on my back deck and put herbs in it. I am always experimenting. I can't put my warm lovin plants out until after the 3rd weekend in May so I am rather envious of your earlier season!

  9. I'm itching to plant my garden, but the snow has to stop first!

  10. Your garden looks great! I love having an herb garden. I have a new link party and this post would be perfect for it, here's the link:


  11. I love the drip system... wish we would have thought of that. Instead I have to carry the hose out and water it every other day. We have pretty much the same things you have except no jalps cause we're wimps(lol). We also have yellow(pear) tomatoes, parsley, oregano, and red bell peppers. Have you thought about having a fall garden too? We're thinking about it. Well I hope yall are doing great! We miss you!!

  12. Thanks Amber! I hadn't really thought about a fall garden but I may have to look into what veggies that would be. We miss yall too! Hopefully we can see each other soon!

  13. OMG I love your garden! check my pathetic blog about my garden at

  14. Your garden looks awesome! I wish mine were that weed free!

  15. Your garden looks awesome ~ I am so wishing I could start mine! Still too cold up here in the Frozen North (boo! hiss!)so my little plants are stuck in an indoor greenhouse contraption... I can't wait to get them outdoors : )


  16. Good luck with your veggies! come and join our party:

  17. I hope they all thrive and yield a bountiful harvest, Emily!

    We're just getting around to laying sod in our yard this year and have planted a few peonies on the border of our driveway. Perhaps, if all goes well, we'll plant some of the pumpkin seeds that I saved from last year!


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