Thursday, July 1, 2010
Yesterday I received my kid's healing herb garden kit from Mountain Rose Herbs. (This is a terrific resource for all things herbal.) This contains some lesser known herbs such as calenudula (great for the skin) and lemon balm (makes a soothing tea). I'd like to get the older kids in on this garden as the first one I did with the little ones in the Theraputic Childcare Center. I'm planning on having a regular garden party in the next few weeks to harvest our sweet potatoes and other veggies and make room for what can be planted mid-summer. Also, I want to create a new bed or two to get ready for the fall planting. If I don't come up with some collards this year the women might mutiny!
Brian Gandy of Garden City Organics did a great job on our greenhouse shed. I plan to prime the inside and the trim this weekend and then get a work crew together here to paint it. I'll add vinyl tiles to the floor, sand the work bench inside and put up some tool racks. I want to add a rod from which we can hang planters inside and a few hooks on the outside for the same purpose. I love this shed!