Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Winter Vegetable and Herb Garden

I'm so excited to be able to plant a vegetable and herb garden for the first time here in North Carolina.  Last year would have been the perfect one but I was too busy with my move .  I'm praying for good weather this year and, if it doesn't oblige, I'm ready with row covers and transportation to the garage if necessary.

Due to the danger of varmints such as rabbits and deer I have limited my plantings to pots on the back deck. I'm leaving the lawn a little tall in case they want to mow it for me .  I may have to get a dog house and have my mini-Schnauzer Jojo do her job as a rat terrier .

My selections above are :  Lemon grass, kale, lavender, thyme, oregano, giant red mustard, parsley, rosemary, society garlic, bay, and savoy cabbage .    I've planted six of the cabbage in individual pots .

I love being able to clip herbs for my soups and stews, it adds so much flavor.  And when the cabbage and mustard greens are mature I'll find a welcome spot for them as well.


  1. Looks beautiful! Who can resist all that gorgeous green this time of year? I'm with you about the containers, too. The deer and other pests drive me nuts!


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