I used to love to grow flowers and vegetables in my yard, but now I am not able to bend over or dig, so I have had to find new ways to do this thing that I love. Last year, I planted my garden in chairs, something I found on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. Let’s just say it was a Pinterest fail, because it did not work.
This year, I am trying a new approach. When my closet organizers were delivered, some of the pieces of it were eighty-four inches long, and were on a pallet at least that long. I asked my neighbor, the one who cuts our grass, if he would gather up the concrete blocks from various places around the yard, and stack them up two high, and put that piece of pallet on them so I could put my plants on it.
Once my little raised platform was completed, I started potting up my plants. I have three different kinds of tomatoes, two different kinds of cucumbers, three kinds of peppers, and an eggplant. It took me a long time to get these all potted up.
When I got up this morning, it was foggy and drippy outside. The saucers under the planters were overflowing, so I went out there to empty them so that the plants wouldn’t be too soggy.
All of my plants are doing really well in this improvised raised bed. It is just in front of the front porch, so that I can water it from the porch if it doesn’t rain. I can also enjoy looking at it when I sit on the porch.
A couple of days ago, I planted some green bean seeds in several of the pots. I am hoping that they sprout before they rot. It has been very rainy here for the past couple of weeks. Too much water is just as bad as not enough when it comes to a garden.
Becky and Rafe gave me this lovely plant for my birthday. When I got it home and looked at the tag, I found out that it is a sweet potato plant. I can’t wait for it to bloom. I have never seen sweet potato flowers before, so it will be interesting to see what color they are.
I also have basil, parsley, and oregano growing in my garden. I love basil! I love the way it smells, I love the way it tastes, and I love the way it looks growing in a garden.
Are you growing a garden this year? What do you have planted?