Anyway, we had a brilliant idea to remove a large portion of lawn in the backyard and put in a huge vegetable garden. We both work full time so I made sure he was willing to dedicate our weekends to getting this done. So far, so good. I'm getting an awesome work out, and am looking forward to reaping the benefits of our hard work. I am also thinking to myself - what the heck am I doing? I paid good money a few years ago for all this landscaping that I am now taking up!
Of course, being the optimistic gal that I am, I immediately went on line to Hirts Gardens and started cruising all their vegetable plants and seeds. Needless to say, my kitchen counter is now the seedling incubator and nursery. Some of my seedlings are hardy and some have decided they don't want to hang out any longer and have wilted away. Honestly, I have tried coaxing, begging and kissing them into staying with us, but alas it just wasn't meant to be. Others are already outgrowing their little starter pots and I find myself recycling water bottles, mayonnaise jars, anything that will provide the next stage for my hardy seedling to continue growing while we're still creating the garden space. I have a sneaking suspicion that some of these may end up being grown in containers.