I got some books from the library about gardening. I do organic gardening, so no pesticides or weed spray, that shit doesn't work anyway.
I've been reading alot about certain flowers to plant with vegetables. I've been having trouble with a couple pest bugs the last 2 years. So I'm going to plant alyssum with my peppers. It's supposed to be good to plant right under them. Keeps away weeds and attracts beneficial insects. I guess the more nectar producing flowers you have near your vegetables, the more pollinators and beneficial bugs you get, which deters the bad bugs. I also found a good deal on gladiolas, which are a beautiful annual that is grown from bulbs. They attract pollinators, so I plan to plant them around the garden as a border with some other stuff like marigolds. I'm going to plant alyssum and some other small flowers in the actual garden. I usually just plant marigolds and poppies or zinnias, but I think this other stuff will be pretty.
I got the vegetable patch all planted now except for corn. I accomplished that 2 nights ago. We planted 4 types of watermelons, 2 types of eggplants, zucchini, 2 types of tomato, yellow bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers. I'm planting some cayenne red chilies too but not in the garden.
I'm also going to plant some herbs this year besides basil. I got English lavender to go under our bedroom windows, basil, and a curry plant. I never heard of a curry plant but it smells like it would be good with chicken. At first I thought it was tarragon, so it must be in the Artemisia family.
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There are many things we may remember about our pasts-- some good-- some not so good. I did get to thinking about my believing all happens for a reason. Long after my Mom passed away, my Dad turned to alcohol and kid brother to booze, drugs and whatever may get him attention. But things turned around .After another DUI, Dad wound up in counseling which did also lead us kids to family...