Now, we can talk about the plants. I ordered seeds from Ebay (I had to have some heirloom plants so I can save the seeds. I'm trying to keep cost down, you know.) These were $15 for 20 different kinds of seeds. We will only eat about 8 kinds, but they were on sale so it's okay. Also, shipping was free so I couldn't pass it up. I also went, (drove) to two different greenhouses to buy actual plants. Wait, it was three different ones. I forgot I bought extra tomato plants later. Just don't tell David I forgot to plant them. Or water them. Now they are dead.
another kind of squash
I still have peas, radishes, spinach, and a couple of other things I want to plant closer to fall.
Here is a picture of the beds the day we planted them. I think it was around the middle of May. It may have been towards the end. Wait, I remember. It was Memorial Day. I know because I got a discount for being related to someone in the military. (My Dad was in Vietnam. I definitely deserve 10% off for that. Anyway, I gave them some of the seeeds, remember?)
And here it is today.
It's from a different angle, of course. The first picture, David reminded me that a broken grill made it look trashy but I forgot today and didn't squeeze it out of the picture. I also took the picture before I added the leaf rake for the squash to climb. It totally fits with the grill. LOL Personally I think it's ingenuous cuz, remember I'm trying to save money here. I'm recycling everything I can. And we won't need the rake before the garden is finished for the year. Hopefully.
I have picked 3 peppers, 2 cucumbers and we could eat the lettuce but it looks so pretty I'm hestitant. There are little baby okra's growing as I write this and I can't wait to eat the tomatos.
Now, the other ones. The ones with the horse poop and top soild. They aren't looking near as nice. You almost can't tell the difference between then and now. I'm thinking it might be the antibiotics. (JK)
I think I'll only have to use the beds for the next 10 or 12 years to get my money back on what it cost to build them and plant this first year. I do love watering the plants and pulling the weeds (I think there has only been 4 or 5)
But oh, the quality time with family is priceless. I'd compare it to, um, let's see, maybe the enjoyment a couple gets out of building a new house together. Good times, people. Good times.