For years I’ve wanted to have a vegetable garden, but lack of time for many years when I ran our business prevented it. And last year, when I finally had time, the big dilemma was not having the extra money to build planter boxes. Well this year I stumbled upon a win-win situation with my next door neighbor! She has 6 planting boxes with built in watering systems, but with juggling a new job and family life, not enough time to plant and maintain them all. She offered me to use a couple of them, and I couldn’t turn that down! I told her I’d weed all of them this week so we could both get things planted this weekend. Yesterday I spent 4 hours weeding 2 beds, today I spent several more doing 2 more. Thad got some bags of new soil to add to my 2 beds and I prepped them as well today.
Yesterday I went to the South Lyon farmer’s market and was delighted that my favorite vendor who sells beautiful heirloom tomatoes and veggies (and practices organic farming) was there selling plants! I bought 3 varieties of heirloom tomatoes (yellow, purple and red), a jalapeno plant, purple bell pepper, mini sweet red pepper, eggplant and cucumber. I got those planted today and now still have most of a bed to fill! I am beyond excited!
I am also doing herbs in containers – we started some from seed, but I also bought a couple well established plants yesterday too to make sure we have an herb crop!
Wish me luck!