SO I volunteered at a community garden, now my dad wants me to plant a garden at home. *ahem* Tomorrow is gardening day so I’ve turned to my best friend, Google, for help! Here are some things that I’ve learnt!
Some flowers that grow well in direct sunshine:
Russian Sage Plant: Blooms from late spring to early summer. Keep in average fertile soil. To make it look fancy, surround with gravel as opposed to mulch.
Lavender: Smells delicious! Purchase plants since they take a while to germinate.
Sedum: very forgiving, perfect for me! Look for ones that will work in zone 7.
Verbena: Plant after the frost, 12 to 18 inches between the plants with no mulch surrounding them.
Dianthus: Cheddar pinks and clove pinks are perennials.
Herbs and Vegetables:
Grow Tomatoes and Basil together (10 inches apart) to increase the yield of the tomates! Perhaps they can grow in pot to avoid being placed in the ground.
Grow Lettuce with mint, rosemary, sage and dill to repel the slugs and bugs. *eww*. Look for Cos (romaine), it should be planted 8 inches apart. Perhaps grow with pole Green Beans to help shade the lettuce, grow beans away from tomatoes.
Grow Eggplants with mint! Needs rich soil and must be planted 24 to 36 inches apart.
We’ll see how this garden progresses!