Garden is growing amazing. I’ve already given so much to friends. I love growing a garden but I need to get better at keeping up on the harvesting so it can stay healthy and grow more.
SWEET POTATO SLIPS PLANTED:
This is the first time I’ve grown my own sweet potato slips to plant in the garden. Actually I’ve never tried to grow sweet potatoes before. I think I may have planted them to close together. We will see how they turn out.
On the sides of the bed I planted herbs and marigolds.
MILK CRATES AS PLANTERS
I love milk crates. I make so many things with them; shoe racks, veggie baskets, storage bins and now I made them into planters.
The girls finally showed some interest in growing plants. I used all my growing space in the garden and I didn’t have space for another raised bed so I had the idea of making my milk crates into planters.
I lined the inside of the crates with landscaping fabric (that water can drain through nicely) and had the girls mix up some soil and fill the crates.
Since it was a little too late to plant seeds we drove to our local greenhouses and the girls picked out some plants. They ended up planting 8 crates with veggies and flowers and 2 wooden planters that were empty and begging to be used.
Yesterday I used a crate to plant peppermint, spearmint and mojito mint.
STRAW BALE GARDEN
It seems that I must of done this right because everything is growing nicely.
It’s been a crazy adventure so far. Today and tomorrow I build the soaker hose irrigation system. Wish me luck!