Today I took advantage of the glorious sunny, warm weather to go out and do my first weeding of my balcony garden, and see which plants survived the winter. I was surprised to find that all of them had some green buds on them, except for the annuals which were going to kick the bucket anyhow, and one of my raspberry bushes. Here’s what’s growing now.
Over the winter one of the spanish mint tendrils grew into a bucket of water. Despite the ice this winter, this is what it looks like now! I planted it and hope it grows!
Red roses (my other rose bush is budding too, but I forgot to take a picture)
Snapdragons and Chinese mustard (theres about 3 more mustard stalks growing that aren't pictured)
Alfalfa. this year it jumped to about 3 different pots, it's growing EVERYWHERE now
St. John's Wort
Chamomile. My chamomile and alfafa are like the Mongolian horde this year. I've got them both taking mass amounts of territory in my garden. I've been transplanting them to smaller pots to save space for my tomatoes.
Strawberries and more chamomile
More blueberries and snapdragons
My oregano plant is getting HUGE
Ivy and sea lavender. I swear to god if my lavender doesn't bloom again this year I'm going to give it a Very Stern Talking To
An alfalfa scouting party, hyssop, and a small bud of lovage (you can't see it here)
Rue, marjoram, and tarragon
There is nothing better than the first day cutting out the old stems on herb plants, the smell is incredible! I’ve really missed having dirt under my fingernails and smelling that green smell! I know we’ve got a few more cold spells coming before spring really sets in, but today just washed away about 10 kilos of stress 🙂 Happy spring!