The Mystery Garden

   By MiscRamblings  Jul 01, 2011

Mystery squash - check (I really hate when the tags go missing!)
Multi-colored pepper plants - check
9 different varieties of tomato - check
Blue Hubbard squash - check
Spaghetti squash - check
4 bags of topsoil - check
Delicata squash - check
Peas planted - check
Dill - check

energy level - FAIL

We can only start our garden here in Upstate New York after June 1st. We have been known to have frost alerts 4-8 times after then, so before then is just unheard of. So all of this work has to be done before the growing season ends.

The list above is not even including my perennial garden. That has peppermint, spearmint, lemon balm, cat nip, grapefruit mint, lavender, lemon grass, fever few, and chamomile.

So why do I have all of this stuff in my garden? Well the top list is because I enjoy eating it. Of course I will be the only one who eats it, but I’m willing to sacrifice that for my family. The other garden is my healing garden. I’m able to handle my asthma, insomnia, migraines, and stress all with one little garden.

When the kids become just too much, and the dinner burns, and the tellers at the store are rude, and I’m just grumpy - there is nothing better than going outside and digging in the dirt. Pulling out those pesky weeds by the roots keeps me sane. Being outside gets me some vitamin D. How could gardening get any better?

What do you have in your garden? What do you do with it? Is it therapeutic for you?

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scentednights by scentednights | CASTLETON, VT
Jul 02, 2011

I tend to focus main on herbs & fruits because that's what I enjoy most. It's relaxing. It's delicious. It's fun!