Monday, March 28, 2011

Gardening around Dollwood Farms

This past week I have been working on my small garden and have almost all of it in the ground &/or containers. I am in central Florida and we have been having some great weather. It has been in the 80's most days. (Sorry for you folks still having snow). We are supposed to get rain this coming week and we could use that too.

I have planted my corn, beans, summer squash, moon & stars watermelon, yukon gold & red cloud potatos and lots of various herbs. I love getting out in the pretty weather and having that feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day. I am hoping to get my tomatos in this week and I should be just about done. It seems like after only a few days, my corn was popping through the dirt! I was so amazed. I have never tried corn before so I will be blog about my successes and failures if you'd like to follow along. :)

This weekend, in downtown Tampa, we had our annual "GreenFest". Lots of plants, herb & vegetables and some food vendors set up under the beautiful old oak trees down by the river on the UT campus. All of us gardeners lined up waiting to get in, with our wheel barrows, wagons and whatever we can find to bring our treasured plants home. There were also garden art type vendors, honey & herbs, and tree vendors. Everything imagineable and having to do with gardening! While I am much more the veggie garden type, I do love to go down there and see what interesting herbs and such they have. The flowers are pretty too. :) This year I saw an herb called Rue. It is a pretty herb, but I don't know much about it so I didn't buy it. Yet. But I am going to research it and see if it might be something I can use. Anyone heard of it? Has anyone used it and know and good recipes? :)

Thanks for reading!


  1. sigh....oh to have a long growing season like you!

  2. Rue is an old world herb used mostly in soups :-) It's worth having in your herb garden.


  3. I would love to go to one of those plant fairs.Rue is a pretty plant..I have never grown it before.Keep us posted.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham



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