My Garden and Flower Patch – New Additions For 2010
As you already know that I use only natural fertilizers and do not spray my vegetables with any chemicals.
I also deposit my kitchen vegetable scraps into my vegetable garden to create compost as an additional nutrient for my garden soil. Some of these vegetable scraps include potato peels, or chunks of potatoes not suitable for cooking. Many of these potato pieces sprouted into new potato plants, and will produce new potatoes for us to enjoy.
Potatoes are not one of those vegetables that most small gardeners would plant, as they take lots of space, and I am one of those gardeners. However, this one is a keeper since it is so vibrant and in full bloom now, so it will produce at least 2-4 potatoes, enough for one dinner. I am very excited about that, because homegrown potatoes are delicious. At the bottom of this post I will share a close up picture of a potato flower, if you never had a chance to see one before.
Sweet Williams – what a perfect name for these flowers, as their fragrance is truly very sweet. Aren’t they lovely?
Perfect for cut flower bouquets, but I prefer to admire them live, in my garden.
These were here last year, but this year they really spread out and I totally admire the numerous blooms.
Pruning these rose bushes this spring, resulted in numerous new branches, full of gorgeous blooms.
Here is my self grown potato plant, and a close up view of the potato flower. I would be curious to know how many of my readers had ever seen a potato bloom before.
This year I have added few artichoke plants and sweet peas. Sweet peas will be able to produce this year, but the artichoke will only build up strength to produce next year. I will share an update on its progress, and hopefully enjoy some fresh artichokes next year.