This year I am attempting to grow my own vegetables, again. I gave it a try last year in some left over plastic pots that I received from a friend, it was an utter failure. This year I purchased a book called “Square Foot Gardening” and built a raised bed garden in front of my deck. My backyard is shaded by trees and this is the only place that gets any significant amount of sun. If I remember correctly the pot garden last year yielded lots of parsley and two entire zucchini!
I took more time and planned the garden a little bit better this year. This weekend I finished planting two tomato and two mystery plants that I think may be zucchini, I hope they are zucchini! They were dropped off at my house by my aunt. I suppose I could call and find out what they are, but she’ll be back again in a few weeks and I can find out then. Saturday I headed over to the produce and plant store and purchased some herbs, squash and peppers to fill in the rest of bed. I am crossing my fingers and hope to have a bountiful garden this year.
Now that I don’t cook meat, growing my own vegetables should save me some money. Later I’ll do an analysis on the amount of money that went into the garden versus the amount that I save and see if it will be cost effective next year. If not, my dog would love to use it as a digging box. Hence all the fencing around it right now.