Saturday, March 09, 2013
I have next week off, so I'm planning on working on my garden. I don't know how far I will get because money is a little tight. Yesterday I went to a garden center and drooled over the beautiful pottery and my imagination went wild with the possibilities. Then reality set in as I viewed the $300 price tag - LOL.
I'm hoping to start off by building a simple raised bed planter with nothing more than a couple of planks cut at Lowe's. That will at least get me started for less than $20 on growing lettuce and tomatoes for the summer.
I have a small container in the backyard now growing red lettuce, and I've discovered I have to do something to protect my 'crop' from hungry animals. I spotted a squirrel enjoying a 'salad'.
I think I've decided on a compost bin. I found this one that buries into the ground, which allows worms to crawl in and out of it, but keeps other pests out. It doesn't look too bad, but I will probably obscure it somehow.
I want to get a rain barrel to water my plants with. I like the look of this decorative rain barrel. It looks like an ordinary planter.
I'll use the rain runoff from the roof to water the flowers and trees, but not vegetables we will consume.
I won't be able to budget them right away, but hopefully I can have them in place before the summer.