Chris's orchids are starting to open up and say hello!
I purchased two tomato plants that were already blooming and growing fruit. I put them in the ground this time. I didn't really have much success with them in the pots last year. I'll be planting some more younger plants soon. Chris and I will be putting together a 4 X 4 raised bed where I will plant the tomatoes along with some green beans or carrots (per Bella's request). We sowed some bell peppers seeds in small containers and purchased some beets seeds to plant. We found a raised bed kit that we will be getting soon. I was wanting a 4 x 8 but we realized the price for the soil needed would be too expensive. We can handle the 4 X 4 and then perhaps be able to save to build another next year.
I also planted one eggplant in a pot and then a pot with arugula seeds and another with more basil seeds. I want to make sure I have plenty of basil this summer. Pesto, pesto pesto!!!
I noticed under the kids play set a 4 X 4 area surrounded by wood in the shade. I threw some soil and compost under there and threw down some more arugula seed and lettuce seed just to see if I can use that spot too.
I'm very excited this year. With the installment of a raised bed (maybe 2 if my play set area works out) I'll be able to yield more this year than just a tomato or pepper here and there. I need all the help I can get. Produce is so expensive now. I also hate having to pay such high dollars on produce that doesn't even taste good. You can't get a flavorful tomato in the store and just barely at the market. They are always best from home.
The kids had a blast playing and helping outside. A wheel burro full of dirt supplies hours of entertainment along with rocks, small shovels and empty pots. After rolling around outside and helping in the dirt, what would possibly be better than bubble time?!