Saw some super soft Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
This plant is one of the most pettable plants. It makes a great lawn alternative as it spreads vegetatively across the ground and will make a fluffy ground hugging carpet when mowed. It's also native to Eurasia and North America!
If you see a Common Yarrow patch, you can look around the outside of the patch for new sprouts of fluffy leaves from the central root system, carefully pull up a few inches' worth of the horizontally running root connecting it to the main plant, then simply break it off and plant the sprout where you would like to have some Yarrow.
If you let it grow tall, it will bloom with white or sometimes pink flowers to feed the bees and butterflies :)
Planted 3 rows of red, yellow, white onions and garlic at the beginning of March. We call these Easter onions, because they're supposed to grow enough by Easter so you can eat them with dyed eggs, but as always, I planted them a little late.
Radish from the garden today; this radish was the result of some random seed scattering and I noticed the “shoulders” emerging from the soil today so I harvested...this was the only successful radish...everything else was super skinny and unestablished despite having the same seed timing. After some washing, this was pretty crispy and tasty
We're rolling right into the cactus season and I'm already preparing everything for the flower season. Moving plants outside, making space to water, fertilize, weed out pots and I will bring the little seedlings that I grew over winter into the greenhouse this week too. So much stuff to do...and luckily I had a good day today. The sun helps to keep me motivated. When you're faced with such a huge task every year it can get overwhelming sometimes.
Basil is one of the easiest and most satisfying herbs to grow, for both beginning and experienced gardeners. Basil is known to attract bees and butterflies and has very aromatic foliage. It's a beautiful plant, making it an easy addition to flower beds and borders as both an ornamental and edible feature. Basil will also improve the growth and flavor of tomatoes, and may help to repel harmful pests!