Our first garden was just a fly by the seat of our pants type of garden. We tilled up a good portion of the yard and just threw plants willy nilly. It was not very successful. It could have been because we forgot to water it. Yeah.
Anyways, last year I decided to get a little more serious about gardening and decided to read some books about it. My mother-in-law is a fabulous gardener and was kind enough to loan me some books. After much deliberation, we decided to do some square foot gardening. We were given some miscellaneous wood from my parents and built the beautiful boxes that you will see in the upcoming pictures.
I also made some make-shift trellises for the cucumbers and squash to grow up. I think I tried too many plants last year because we did okay, but not great. I think we spent more money on plants then we got vegetables.
This year I decided to go minimalistic. I was only going to plant the things that I knew I couldn't ruin, that gave us something last year and we definitely eat. I set out to Bachmans with the kiddos at Grandma's house helping her plant.
Here is what I got:
5 tomato plants, assorted kinds
3 pepper plants
1 cucumber plants, with 4 individual plants
1 squash plant, with 2 individual plants
1 egg plant plant (is that right?)
Total I spent was: 30.00
Earlier this week I bought a lettuce plant, 2 basil plants (mmmmm, margarita pizza!) and a rosemary plant.
Here are our lovely boxes that we made last year with all the plants sitting in their new homes. The pots are for carrots and radishes, the kiddos are planting those, we are just out of dirt right now.