A couple of weeks ago we spent the weekend getting the garden in order. With the crazy spring we have had, the seized the first beautiful weekend and built a new box for our root veggies, topped off our dirt and trekked to our favorite hole-in-the-wall nursery for starter plants and special herbs.
Cochran’s in Cuyahoga Falls is our favorite place to shop for plants. Jared’s parents discovered it and now it’s a must-visit spot for us in the spring. It’s easy to get lost in the annuals, but we are there for the edibles.
Their herb selection is especially impressive. They have chocolate mint, pineapple mint, spearmint, cinnamon basil and lemon thyme as well as all the basics. And at $1.25 a piece it’s pretty easy to fill a flat or two.
We love the specialty mints for sun tea and bought a bunch to put in a raised bed on the side of the house. I’m hoping they will come back every year.
I also got a little pot of violas for the side of the house. I love them in a little bud vase. Jared picked out a whole bunch of tomatoes and peppers. I grabbed some rainbow chard and broccoli seedlings.
Everything is already taking off. I think we’ll be seeing pea blossoms soon and we already have some little peppers growing. Our blue berries from last year are just about ready and we have had some strawberries already as well. I’m so pleased that they seem sweeter this year.
How is your edible garden coming?