More gardening

I’ve got a backyard full of tomatoes, oranges, limes and now, finally, some pumpkins!

John discovered them last night when he was showing off all of our gardening feats (and by our I mean Dan and I). So far I’ve seen five tiny pumpkins. I’m hoping the winter squash I planted will start making fruit pretty soon as well. We’ll see.

With all the success I’ve had with growing fruit in my oppressively hot and humid backyard, I’m wondering if I’d be able to successfully grow my own little tea plant. Has anyone else tried this?

There is a small tea garden at Epcot, with a few tea plants growing here and there. (It’s more herbs than tea, actually.) I’m guessing if they can grow tea in Florida, so can I. Who knows how much time someone spends taking care of those things, though.

Anyone know where to buy some tea seeds or a small, started plant?

2 Replies to “More gardening”

  1. I would love a tea garden…There is a great book called something like Medical Container Gardening A Pharmacy in Pots that is helpful for growing herbal tea blends. I am not sure if I could ever grow traditional black/green tea here in Wisconsin, but herbal teas are always a good option.

    1. Thanks for the book recommendation Laura, I will definitely have to check it out!

      I have some lemon balm growing in a container – it grows like crazy and smells amazing. I’ve been making herbal tea from it. Supposedly it has antibacterial properties. 🙂

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