Saturday, April 2, 2016

Mrs. Antsy Pants Makes a Pizza Garden


 When it's too cold to plant outside, the antsy gardener will not be deterred. She must DO something, and it must involve digging. She gets it in her mind to make a portable herb garden, so off she goes to the local package store. However, it's a cold April day, and the inventory is skimpy.




Oregano was found at the grocery (more later). The package store had three types of basil--Antsy opted for classic sweet and a few bunches of spicy.
Have you ever used spicy basil? I hadn't (couldn't find it). It smells peppery and fiesty.


The pot-bound oregano was found on the bargain table at the grocery. Mrs. Antsy knew that roots are lazy little things, and if you don't rough 'em up, they'll keep growing in circles, like, forever. So she gave them a workout.

Drainage pebbles went into the bottom of a wide clay pot.




White alyssum has some neat benefits.


Now Antsy has a nice, little portable pizza garden.



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20 comments:

  1. I'm unfortunately looking at snow falling here in Michigan, but your lovely post has me antsy to get my hands in some dirt too :-)

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  2. What a great idea. And all that green looks so pretty.

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  3. Well i have been getting my hands into the dirt for the last couple of weeks. So I know exactly how your feel. I put Miracle Grow on all my roses, iris and herbs this morning and took lots of pictures. I'm anxious to see how your pizza garden does. I found a spicy bell pepper plant, so I planted that.

    We are expecting 90 degrees by Wednesday, so we should have lots of things really growing.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  4. I've wondered about potting up some of the herbs in the produce aisle!

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  5. Dear ML, This post of yours makes me want to get my hands dirty! Hah. You have accomplished a great thing as I LOVE PIZZA. Will wait to read more antsy posts. Blessings,
    d

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  6. Lovely! I can't wait until I can start planting things outdoors (in the ground AND in pots) again. Here in northern IL today, we had wind gusts of up to 50 mph plus snow and hail!

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  7. Looking good, Michael Lee! I had a small pot of thyme I never put in the ground last fall, noticed it is greening up, so I started watering it...will put it in the ground this year, for sure. My lilacs are budding out nicely.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend...and keep digging in the dirt.

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  8. Oh, now you are making me antsy! There's a variegated lemon thyme that's a biennial, and I can only find it at Trader Joe's every other year. This year they are due to make an appearance and I'm so impatient to get my hands on a few plants! It's hard to wait for warmer weather.

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  9. What a great idea, Miss Antsy Pants. You are always up to something clever. ;-)

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  10. It snowed here yesterday, following some nice days so I too am getting antsy!

    Funny, I too always begin the season with herbs. Your collection makes me wanna try YOUR pizzas one day soon. Hugs. ♥

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  11. How pretty! You're really going to enjoy your new portable garden. I've never even seen spicy basil. I'll keep my eye out. Watch that oregano. It likes to take over, just like mint. The good part about oregano is that it blooms, it's hearty and nothing seems kills it. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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  12. I'm antsy to begin my gardening, too! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. ha! I love the idea of a portable pizza garden!

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  14. It snowed in CT last night and the wind today is terrible. We live on top of a hill and sometimes I think we will be at the bottom in the morning. I have lavender, basil and rosemary waiting to be planted but the weather is not right yet, maybe in July.

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  15. We had snow yesterday...sunshine and 60's today! I'm so anxious to dig in the dirt...but it's way too early around here. So, I've been repotting house plants. Gotta get dirty somehow! ;)

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  16. We did lettuce in a pot on the deck a few weeks ago and at dinner time we simply step out onto our deck, snip off a bit of lettuce and have a perfect dinner salad. Your idea looks wonderful!
    http://peppermedley.blogspot.com/search?q=lettuce

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