Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Penny's Potager

 
I have mentioned that at this new house, I don't have a place for raised beds for my kitchen garden (potager) that I have had at the last several homes.
 
I did find room for the most important (to me) herbs and veggie.
 
 
Our back patio (which I will show you soon) is covered, but right next to the covered patio is about a 2 foot wide spot for plants.  The landscape people here had added mulch, and we can plant what ever we want there.

 
It does get sun most of the day.  For this year, I decided just to plant my herbs (basil, thyme, chives and parsley) and one tomato plant in containers.  Next year, I might plant them in the ground there.  We will see how it works out this year.

 
I potted these herbs and one bush type tomato plant about 2 weeks ago, actually before I even unfinished packing!

 
Do you see the little tomato?  There are two so far and a bunch of flowers.  So far so good!
 
So between my little garden "patch" and the farmer's market I told you about in my last post, here....I am all set!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday Morning Farmer's Market

 
Who needs a raised bed veggie garden when you have a fabulous local Farmer's Market to go to?
 
 
Every Saturday morning from May through October, there is a huge farmer's market downtown Greenville, SC.  It is 10 minutes from my house.

 
It runs a couple of blocks long and the vendors are all local either from SC or NC. 
 
You can find veggies and fruits that are in season, local honey, local cheese, fresh baked bread and pies, eggs, organic meat, fresh seafood from the coast of SC, garden plants, home made pasta and more.

 
It begins at 8:30 in the morning and ends at noon.  We arrived at 8:40 and it was already packed.


 
This was the second week that we went and we plan on going every Saturday morning until it ends.
 
I don't have very much space here to grow my own veggies, but I have a little garden.  I will show that to you next time.
 
Do you go to your local farmer's market?