Farmer girl, Part 2

I went to the farmer’s market in Raleigh today and bought quite a few plants. Since I’m starting my garden late (although is there really such a thing as late when talking about a cycle?) I decided that I should have a fairly large proportion of ready-to-go plants and rely less on seeds.

I got all plants and seeds in the ground, and set up a soaker hose left by a previous homeowner. The soaker hose is an experiment (actually, the whole garden is an experiment) and we’ll see how well it works. I need to learn how low to keep the water flow, so the water kind of seeps out and doesn’t shoot out and wash away the soil.

The plants I planted, both for my own records and for anyone who is interested, are:

* lettuce leaf basil

* sweet basil

* italian basil

* thai basil

* cinnamon basil (seed)

* lemon basil (seed)

* black peppermint

* kentucky colonel spearmint

* catnip

* orange mint

* salem rosemary (this survived from last year)

* sicilian marjoram

* trinidad thyme

* dill

* bergarten sage

* goodwin creek lavender

* spanish lavender (this survived from last year, sort of)

* arugula

* cilantro

* italian parsley

* two different salad greens mixes (seed)

* scallions (seed)

I also have seeds for stevia, lemon balm, and parsley. The parsley has to be started indoors and I’m not sure if I’m going to try that or just return the seeds. It seemed like I didn’t have room for the stevia and lemon balm, so I’m not sure what I’ll do with them.

If any of those seeds actually sprout, much less produce something edible, I will be amazed.