Then we went out to the herb garden and he tilled up some larger areas I was needing cleaned up, cut down the peach tree that had died and mowed my garden paths for me while I hoed and pulled weeds. That was a major big help. By then it was time for lunch. I had made Cowboy Beans Sunday evening and had 1/2 pound of ground beef left so I made hamburgers. Hubby then went to work on tending the vegetable garden and I went back to working in the herb garden.
If we blink we will have weeds up to our waists. The ground is damp and perfect for growing everything and the weeds take advantage of any downtime you give the gardens. It's something you've got to stay on top of and if the sun ever comes out - look out!!
We spent a great deal of the day out in the garden and loved every minute of it except that we can barely move tonight! LOL!! If I had about 3 or 4 more days of working in the herb garden like I did today it would look magnificent!
I think I've told you all that I'm growing something I've never grown before. Cumin - Cumin (Cuminum cyminum), is a warm season annual in the family Apiaceae. Cumin is grown for its seeds that are used whole or ground. This pungent herb is commonly used to spice Mexican, Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern foods. Cumin has medicinal and culinary uses. Several years ago I smelled cumin and said yuk, that stinks and that was the end of it until one day I decided I was being rather narrow-minded and tried it. Baby, I haven't looked back!! I LOVE cumin!! How did I ever live without it?!
I really wasn't even sure I could grow cumin and for sure didn't know how, but I decided to try anyway and see what happened. I figured it would be a learning experience, if nothing else. The plants are fascinating. I've got a picture below along with several others that I took today. The cumin popped through about 3 days ago and is a weak little plant right now and not growing very fast. I will keep you up-to-date on its progress.
All in all it's been a lovely day!