Gardening in Richmond

At the house on Midlothian Turnpike I had put in several temporary style raised beds for veggies and herbs.  They were doing very well and we were getting lots of tasty fresh goodies; spinach, kale, lettuce, tomatoes, squash, chard, and herbs.

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We even had this beautiful sunflower come up.  I didn’t plant it but can thank the birds for it.  And of course it is the birds who are now harvesting the seeds.IMG_0803

 

This is how I decided to do the herbs.  Just filled the voids in some cinder blocks and arranged them in a zipper pattern.IMG_0805

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How was I to know just how easy it was to move the herbs.   I just lifted the blocks and scooped up the rectangle of earth, root, and herb and placed it in a pot.

It was really easy – and the herbs transitioned very easily.  They’ve been doing very well in the pots but I knew I needed to get them in the ground before too very long so they could establish to make it through the winter.

When we moved into the Archdale house there was a play area in the back yard that included a wooden playset.

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This area seemed just right for a garden.  A bit shadier than I would like, but … Anyway, we gave away the playset, and I set out to plant the herbs the other day – Me, pots of herbs, gloves, and trusty shovel. Holey Moley.  I couldn’t do it.  I called Tom for help – he gave up and we went to Lowes and bought a pick ax.

Yep, Virginia’s notorious red clay, well sort of a yellowish/gold clay.   Gads and I thought the limestone of Merida was tough.

Well we finally got enough holes done for the herbs, and here they will stay till Spring.   I am definitely going to need a roto-tiller, sure hope to rent one rather than buy.

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About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends. Then in 2016 I moved to Richmond, Virginia, USA. Culture shock continues.
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2 Responses to Gardening in Richmond

  1. Lovisa says:

    http://debiinmerida.blogspot.se/2010/08/agua-de-chaya.html

    I know this has nothing to do with your post but on your past blog, you posted this article http://debiinmerida.blogspot.se/2010/08/agua-de-chaya.html
    . I just wonder is there any way how to order either chaya leaves/ extract/ powder to another country. Let’s say I want to order from Mérida to Sweden. Any kind of distrubution? And I also wonder, did you feel/ notice any difference (body and mind) drinking chaya regulary?

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