Refreshed, I decided it was time to plant this year’s deck “garden”. For the past two years of living in the condo, I have grown everything from zucchini to green beans and cucumbers in containers on the deck. This year I planned on buying more at the farmers market instead of growing veggies, but my two containers have already turned into six.
I purchased potatoes last week at a farm and garden store (during my VT visit), because so many folks on the ‘net have written about growing them in containers. I (loosely) followed instructions from Living the Frugal Life, and will let you know how these turn out.
I also planted nasturtiums (to add to salads), cucumbers, dill, basil, and I’m saving the big container for a tomato plant. There are also a few radishes mixed into every container. Since they sprout so quickly, they’ll be pulled before the other seeds get going. And a few onions were added to the edges of most of the containers so I can enjoy the early scallions.
For the night, I covered all the containers with netting to keep these fellas from digging in the fresh soil. They've been enjoying the acorns that fell over the winter. I hope they don't "store" any in my "garden"!
My meager garden won’t keep my from starving this winter, but it will add freshness and color to my summer meals :)
After finishing my outdoor "chores", I decided to try Mark Bittman’s “Speedy No Knead Bread” recipe. I know it’s not loaded with healthy grains or whole wheat, but there’s no artificial anything in it. That’s a plus in my book. I haven’t attempted any of the No Knead recipes before, but I am definitely looking forward to smelling fresh-baked bread tomorrow morning!
I came across two little bunnies this morning. One ran off, but this fellow sat while I took his picture.
Hoping your weekend is filled with good things!