What day is this?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sorry but I didn't feel like going back an counting the days this time. Maybe it's best to not count? But that kind of goes against the idea behind Spark, right? Maybe I'll count it up next time.

This weekend I started a container garden based on a book by Mel Bartholomew called Square Foot Gardening. I've never had a green thumb. Quite the opposite, in fact. Even my silk plant have died over the years! LOL! But this process Mel talks about looks so doable that I just have to try it.

I live in a small space with no real yard. So I decided I needed a garden bench so I can work comfortably and have a plate to put my potted plants. I found 3 pallets - FREE! The are now a table. (Think of an upside down U.) I bought the ingredients for the soil mix for $13 which is a reasonable price, I'd say. I had been given a potato pot/kit and chives. I planted those. I also bought cilantro, basil and lavender. ($7.50) I re potted those. OH! And at my do-it-yourself store they had just tossed out a bunch of pots so they said I could take as many as I wanted! I have 4 different sizes now.

So the project has cost me about $22 so far. I made a watering can out of a purchased 1 gallon water jug. I used my dremel and put holes in the jug and I added 2 breather holes on the opposite side above the handle. And then, just to make me happy, I got out my sharpie markers and decorated it.

I have been moving more. I'm staying in the daily nutritional limits. I'm happy with how I'm doing so far! I'm sticking with it.
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    Great emoticon !
    2707 days ago
    emoticon emoticon A container garden sounds nice. We have no plantable space either, however I've never had success with pots. Perhaps I grow tired of watering them all time? Best of luck on your garden
    2709 days ago
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