My gardening woes have been documented at length on this website. Last year was particularly demoralizing when The Kid did a better job of it than I did.
This year, I decided to keep it simple: herbs and a few tomatoes.
Saturday’s trip to the Central New York Regional Market yielded the flowers and hanging baskets to decorate outside, as well as a handful of herbs. This year, we are going with parsley, basil, lemon thyme, cilantro, dill and rosemary. I also have a pack of roma tomatoes, that I will no doubt kill before harvesting any fruit.
I am certain that the cilantro will die before July and that the dill and thyme will explode and overgrow the entire box.
In the past, we have purchased plants from Chuck Hafner’s in North Syracuse. It was the farmstand of my youth and the plants were always hardy and productive. This is the first time that we bought direct from farmers at the market.